Ant–plant–herbivore interactions in the neotropical cerrado savanna

  title={Ant–plant–herbivore interactions in the neotropical cerrado savanna},
  author={Paulo Sergio Lopes Oliveira and Andr{\'e} Victor Lucci Freitas},
The Brazilian cerrado savanna covers nearly 2 million km2 and has a high incidence on foliage of various liquid food sources such as extrafloral nectar and insect exudates. These liquid rewards generate intense ant activity on cerrado foliage, making ant–plant–herbivore interactions especially prevalent in this biome. We present data on the distribution and abundance of extrafloral nectaries in the woody flora of cerrado communities and in the flora of other habitats worldwide, and stress the… CONTINUE READING