Simulated seed predation reveals a variety of germination responses of neotropical rain forest species.

@article{VallejoMarn2006SimulatedSP,
  title={Simulated seed predation reveals a variety of germination responses of neotropical rain forest species.},
  author={Mario Vallejo-Mar{\'i}n and C{\'e}sar A. Dom{\'i}nguez and Rodolfo Dirzo},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2006},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={369-76}
}
Seed predation, an omnipresent phenomenon in tropical rain forests, is an important determinant of plant recruitment and forest regeneration. Although seed predation destroys large amounts of the seed crop of numerous tropical species, in many cases individual seed damage is only partial. The extent to which partial seed predation affects the recruitment of new individuals in the population depends on the type and magnitude of alteration of the germination behavior of the damaged seeds. We… CONTINUE READING