Signal convergence in fruits: a result of selection by frugivores?

@article{Lomscolo2010SignalCI,
  title={Signal convergence in fruits: a result of selection by frugivores?},
  author={Silvia Beatriz Lom{\'a}scolo and Hinrich Martin Schaefer},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={614-24}
}
The Dispersal Syndrome hypothesis remains contentious, stating that apparently nonrandom associations of fruit characteristics result from selection by seed dispersers. We examine a key assumption under this hypothesis, i.e. that fruit traits can be used as reliable signals by frugivores. We first test this assumption by looking at whether fruit colour… CONTINUE READING