Plant invasions--the role of mutualisms.

  title={Plant invasions--the role of mutualisms.},
  author={David M. Richardson and Nicky Allsopp and Carla M. D'Antonio and Suzanne J. Milton and Marcel Rejm{\'a}nek},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={75 1},
Many introduced plant species rely on mutualisms in their new habitats to overcome barriers to establishment and to become naturalized and, in some cases, invasive. Mutualisms involving animal-mediated pollination and seed dispersal, and symbioses between plant roots and microbiota often facilitate invasions. The spread of many alien plants, particularly woody ones, depends on pollinator mutualisms. Most alien plants are well served by generalist pollinators (insects and birds), and pollinator… CONTINUE READING
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