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dc.contributor.authorFreitas, L. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGaletto, L. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorBernardello, G. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorPaoli, Adelita Aparecida Sartori [UNESP]
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-27T11:20:12Z
dc.date.available2014-05-27T11:20:12Z
dc.date.issued2000-12-01
dc.identifierhttps://getinfo.de/app/Ant-exclusion-and-reproduction-of-Croton-sarcopetalus/id/BLSE%3ARN089164722
dc.identifier.citationFlora, v. 195, n. 4, p. 398-402, 2000.
dc.identifier.issn0367-2530
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11449/66387
dc.description.abstractA total of 20 insect species were observed on the extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) of Croton sarcopetalus. The most frequent ant species were Zacryptocerus sp., Crematogaster brevispinosa, C. scelerata, and Linepithema humile. Ants continuously patrolled the plants taking extrafloral nectar. Experimental data showed that there were no significant differences in either the degree of herbivory or in the reproductive output between control stems (with ants) and treated ones (without ants). We found no significant evidence of protection by ants mediated by EFNs in C. sarcopetalus. It is possible that the plant has other mechanisms than ant protection to prevent herbivore damage (e.g., hairs, latex, chemical defense). As this species occupies the southernmost distribution for the genus, the presence of EFNs in this species may be the remnant of a mutualistic interaction with the ants in tropical regions, where the abundance and diversity of ants and herbivores are comparatively higher. To draw accurate patterns in the genus Croton, further investigations in other species from tropical regions of South America are needed.en
dc.format.extent398-402
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFlora
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectAnt-plant interactions
dc.subjectArgentina
dc.subjectChaco Serrano forests
dc.subjectFruit set
dc.subjectLeaf predation
dc.subjectant
dc.subjectantiherbivore defense
dc.subjectherbivory
dc.subjectnectar
dc.subjectAnimalia
dc.subjectChaco
dc.subjectCrematogaster brevispinosa
dc.subjectCrematogaster scelerata
dc.subjectCroton
dc.subjectCroton sarcopetalus
dc.subjectEuphorbia
dc.subjectEuphorbiaceae
dc.subjectFormicidae
dc.subjectHexapoda
dc.subjectHymenoptera
dc.subjectInsecta
dc.subjectLinepithema humile
dc.subjectZacryptocerus
dc.titleAnt exclusion and reproduction of Croton sarcopetalus (Euphorbiaceae)en
dc.typeArtigo
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Nacional de Córdoba (UNC)
dc.description.affiliationDepartamento de Botânica Universidade Estadual Paulista, CP 195, Rio Claro, SP 13506-900
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartamento de Botânica Universidade Estadual Paulista, CP 195, Rio Claro, SP 13506-900
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000166272500010
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dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-0034476888
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp), Instituto de Biociências, Rio Claropt
dc.identifier.lattes4653834435016176
unesp.author.lattes4653834435016176
unesp.author.orcid0000-0002-4146-2514[1]
dc.relation.ispartofjcr1.365
dc.relation.ispartofsjr0,570
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