Ant–Plant Interactions: Their Seasonal Variation and Effects on Plant Fitness
This chapter discusses the importance of nectar to ants, the effect of ants on plant fitness (either mediated by nectaries or Homoptera), plus seasonal variation and diversity of interactions in the tropical coastal regions of the Yucatan Peninsula and Veracruz, Mexico.Tropical coastal dunes are rich environments for ant-plant interactions, yet diversity of interactions, seasonality and the effect of ants on plant fitness have rarely been studied.
KeywordsSand Dune Plant Fitness Yucatan Peninsula Extrafloral Nectary Ectatomma Tuberculatum
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