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Dynamics of the association between a long-lived understory myrmecophyte and its specific associated ants

Orivel, Jérôme and Lambs, Luc and Malé, Pierre-Jean G. and Leroy, Céline and Grangier, Julien and Otto, Thierry and Quilichini, Angélique and Dejean, Alain Dynamics of the association between a long-lived understory myrmecophyte and its specific associated ants. (2011) Oecologia, vol. 165 (n° 2). pp. 369-376. ISSN 0029-8549

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-010-1739-5

Abstract

Myrmecophytic symbioses are widespread in tropical ecosystems and their diversity makes them useful tools for understanding the origin and evolution of mutualisms. Obligate ant–plants, or myrmecophytes, provide a nesting place, and, often, food to a limited number of plant–ant species. In exchange, plant–ants protect their host plants from herbivores, competitors and pathogens, and can provide them with nutrients.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. The original publication is available at http://link.springer.com
HAL Id:hal-00955375
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > AgroParisTech (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique - CIRAD (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Luc LAMBS
Deposited On:04 Mar 2014 12:59

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