The effects of light on foliar chemistry, growth and susceptibility of seedlings of a canopy tree to an attine ant

@article{Nicholsorians1991TheEO,
  title={The effects of light on foliar chemistry, growth and susceptibility of seedlings of a canopy tree to an attine ant},
  author={Colin Nichols-orians},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1991},
  volume={86},
  pages={552-560}
}
Seedlings of Inga oerstediana Benth. (Mimosaceae) growing in three different light environments (the understory, tree-fall gaps and full sun) were tested for differences in chemistry (nutrients and tannins), wound-induced increases in tannins, growth, and susceptibility to leaf-cutter ants, Atta cephalotes (L.) (Formicidae: Attini). I hypothesized that seedlings of I. oerstediana would contain higher concentrations of tannins when growing in high light conditions and, therefore, would be less… CONTINUE READING

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