Interactions between Fungus‐Growing Ants (Attini), Fruits and Seeds in Cerrado Vegetation in Southeast Brazil1

@article{Leal1998InteractionsBF,
  title={Interactions between Fungus‐Growing Ants (Attini), Fruits and Seeds in Cerrado Vegetation in Southeast Brazil1},
  author={I. Leal and P. S. Oliveira},
  journal={Biotropica},
  year={1998},
  volume={30},
  pages={170-178}
}
  • I. Leal, P. S. Oliveira
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Biotropica
  • We surveyed the material collected for fungus culturing by attine ants in the cerrado vegetation of southeast Brazil. Six genera of the so-called lower attines (Cyphomyrmex, Mycetarotes, Mycocepurus, Myrmicocrypta, Sericomyrmex and Eachymyrmex) collect a wide variety of plant material as fungal substrate. Plant diaspores of nonmyrmecochorous species comprise a large portion of the items brought to the nest, especially in the rainy season. Removal experiments using fruits of selected plant… CONTINUE READING
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