Role of extrafloral nectaries of Vicia faba in attraction of ants and herbivore exclusion by ants

@article{Katayama2004RoleOE,
  title={Role of extrafloral nectaries of Vicia faba in attraction of ants and herbivore exclusion by ants},
  author={N. Katayama and Nobuhiko Suzuki},
  journal={Entomological Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={7}
}
  • N. Katayama, Nobuhiko Suzuki
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Entomological Science
  • We directly evaluated the role of extrafloral nectaries (EFN) in ant attraction and herbivore exclusion by experimental removal of EFN in the laboratory. When EFN of Vicia faba Linnaeus (Leguminosae) were artificially removed, the number of workers of Tetramorium tsushimae Emery (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) visiting the plant decreased, and the efficiency of herbivore exclusion by ants also decreased. Herbivore exclusion by ants was mostly ineffective on a plant when less than four workers visited… CONTINUE READING
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