Thursday, December 18, 2003

ScienceDirect - Sociobiology : The interaction among workers of the Genera Atta and Acromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and seeds of Mabea fistulifera (Euphorbiaceae), a pioneer tree species in Brazil: "This laboratory shows interactions among workers of Atta sexdens rubropilosa and Acromyrmex subterraneus subterraneus and the seeds of Mabea fistulifera and interactions effects on seed germination: both species manipulated the seeds, carrying them into the nest and discrading them after elaiosome removal. Indication of importance for M. fistulifera seed transportation, with Atta being more important."


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