Interaction between flowers, ants and pollinators: additional evidence for floral repellence against ants

@article{Junker2006InteractionBF,
  title={Interaction between flowers, ants and pollinators: additional evidence for floral repellence against ants},
  author={Robert R Junker and Arthur Y. C. Chung and Nico Bl{\"u}thgen},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={22},
  pages={665-670}
}
It has been commonly suggested that ants negatively affect plant pollination, particularly in the tropics. We studied ant–flower–pollinator interactions in a lowland rainforest in Borneo. Frequency and duration of pollinator visits were compared between flowers attended by ants and flowers from which ants were excluded. In all four plant species studied, the activity of ants decreased the rate and/or duration of the pollinators’ floral visits. For this and other reasons it is expected that… CONTINUE READING
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