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Ant protection against herbivores and nectar thieves in Passiflora coccinea flowers

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Kost,  C.
Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;
Research Group Dr. C. Kost, Experimental Ecology and Evolution , Department of Bioorganic Chemistry, Prof. Dr. W. Boland, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Leal, I. R., Fischer, E., Kost, C., Tabarelli, M., & Wirth, R. (2006). Ant protection against herbivores and nectar thieves in Passiflora coccinea flowers. Ecoscience, 13(4), 431-438. doi:10.2980/1195-6860(2006)13[431:APAHAN]2.0.CO;2.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A186-F
Abstract
In this study we describe the ant assemblage visiting both foliar and bracteal extrafloral nectaries (EFNs) of Passiflora coccinea, investigate the protective role provided by ants against both herbivores and nectar-thief butterflies, and analyze possib