Fruit bats and bat fruits: the evolution of fruit scent in relation to the foraging behaviour of bats in the New and Old World tropics

  title={Fruit bats and bat fruits: the evolution of fruit scent in relation to the foraging behaviour of bats in the New and Old World tropics},
  author={Robert Hodgkison and Manfred Ayasse and Christopher H{\"a}berlein and Stefan Schulz and Akbar Zubaid and Wan Aida Wan Mustapha and Thomas H. Kunz and Elisabeth Klara Viktoria Kalko},
  journal={Functional Ecology},
Summary Frugivory among bats (Chiroptera) has evolved independently in the New and Old World tropics: within the families Phyllostomidae and Pteropodidae, respectively. Bats from both families rely primarily on olfaction for the location of fruits. However, the influence of bats on the evolution of fruit scent is almost completely unknown. Using the genus Ficus as a model, the aims of this study were to explore the chemical composition of fruit scent in relation to two contrasting seed… 
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