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Symbiotic mutualism with a community of opportunistic ants: protection, competition, and ant occupancy of the myrmecophyte Barteria nigritana (Passifloraceae)

Oleh   Champlain Djieto [-]
Kontributor / Dosen Pembimbing : Alain Dejean, Marc Gibernau
Jenis Koleksi : Jurnal elektronik
Penerbit : Lain-lain
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Kata Kunci : Barteria nigritana; Crematogaster sp.; Oecophylla longinoda; Pheidole megacephala; Acraea zetes; Ant–plant interactions; Protection mutualism
Sumber : ScienceDirect, Acta Oecologica 26 (2004) 109–116
Staf Input/Edit : Irwan Sofiyan  
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Barteria nigritana is a myrmecophyte tree of Lower Guinea coastal vegetation. Unlike the more specialised B. fistulosa, which harbours a single host-specific mutualistic ant, B. nigritana is associated with several opportunistic ants. Such symbiotic, yet opportunistic, ant–plant associations have been little studied. On 113 clumps of B. nigritana, we censused ant associates and herbivores and compared herbivory on plants occupied by different ants. In addition to these correlative data, protection conferred by different ant species was compared by herbivore-placement experiments...