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Spatiotemporal patterns in indirect defence of a South-East Asian ant-plant support the optimal defence hypothesis

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Heil,  M.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Heil, M., Feil, D., Hilpert, A., & Linsenmair, K. E. (2004). Spatiotemporal patterns in indirect defence of a South-East Asian ant-plant support the optimal defence hypothesis. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 20(Part 5), 573-580.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A075-E
Abstract
The optimal defence hypothesis predicts that plant parts characterized by a high value and/or a high risk of being attacked should exhibit the highest level of defence. We tested this hypothesis with Macaranga bancana ant-plants, which are protected eff