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Protective ant-plant interactions as model systems in ecological and evolutionary research

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

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Heil, M., & Mckey, D. (2003). Protective ant-plant interactions as model systems in ecological and evolutionary research. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 34, 425-453. doi:10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.34.011802.132410.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A097-2
Abstract
Protective ant-plant interactions, important in both temperate and tropical communities, are increasingly used to study a wide range of phenomena of general interest. As antiherbivore defenses “worn on the outside,” they pose fewer barriers to experimen As multi-trophic level interactions varying in species-specificity and impact on fitness of participants, ant-plant-herbivore associations figure prominently in studies of foodweb structure and functioning. Horizontally transmitted mutualisms that are vuln models.