Is fern endozoochory widespread among fern-eating herbivores?

  title={Is fern endozoochory widespread among fern-eating herbivores?},
  author={Steffen Boch and Matthias Berlinger and Daniele Prati and Markus L. Fischer},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
Endozoochory is an important dispersal mechanism for seed plants and has recently been demonstrated to occur also in spore plants, such as ferns, which are commonly consumed by herbivores. However, it is not known whether fern species from particular habitats are differentially preferred by herbivores and whether their spores differ in their ability to survive the gut passage of herbivores. Such differences would suggest adaptation to endozoochorous dispersal, as it is known for seed plants… 
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