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dc.contributor.authorGuimaraes, P. R.
dc.contributor.authorJose, J.
dc.contributor.authorGaletti, M.
dc.contributor.authorTrigo, JR
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Chemical Ecology. New York: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ, v. 29, n. 5, p. 1065-1072, 2003.
dc.description.abstractQuinolizidine alkaloids (QAs) are secondary compounds found in seeds of many species of plants, possibly protecting them against pathogens and seed predators. QAs were isolated from Ormosia arborea seeds and bioassayed against red-rumped agoutis (Dasyprocta leporina, Rodentia: Caviomorpha) to verify if they inhibit seed predation and food hoarding (seed dispersal). Three treatments were used: (1) seeds of O. arborea, (2) palatable seeds of Mimusops coriacea (Sapotaceae) treated with MeOH, and (3) seeds of M. coriacea treated with QAs dissolved in MeOH in similar concentration to that present in O. arborea. Palatable seeds were significantly more preyed upon than seeds treated with QAs and Ormosia seeds, but QAs did not influence hoarding behavior. QAs in O. arborea may have a strong effect in avoiding seed predation by rodents, without reducing dispersal.en
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/plenum Publ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Chemical Ecology
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectAtlantic rainforestpt
dc.subjectseed defensept
dc.subjectseed predationpt
dc.subjectseed dispersalpt
dc.subjectsecondary compoundspt
dc.subjectchemical defensept
dc.subjectmimetic seedspt
dc.subjectquinolizidine alkaloidpt
dc.titleQuinolizidine alkaloids in Ormosia arborea seeds inhibit predation but not hoarding by agoutis (Dasyprocta leporina)en
dcterms.rightsHolderKluwer Academic/plenum Publ
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.description.affiliationUNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Zool, Lab Ecol Quim, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUNESP, Dept Ecol, Grp Fenol & Dispersao Sementes, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUNESP, Dept Ecol, Grp Fenol & Dispersao Sementes, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
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unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Instituto de Biociências, Rio Claropt[4]
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