The interaction between Cistaceae and a highly specific seed-harvester ant in a Mediterranean scrubland.

@article{Bastida2009TheIB,
  title={The interaction between Cistaceae and a highly specific seed-harvester ant in a Mediterranean scrubland.},
  author={Fernando Bastida and Salvador Talavera and Pedro Luis Ortiz and M. T. Arista},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={46-56}
}
We studied the interaction between the ant Goniomma kugleri and Cistaceae in a Cistus ladanifer-dominated scrubland, in southwestern Spain. We monitored seed harvesting, and studied ant preferences among Cistaceae seeds and their capture efficiencies for preferred seeds. For the stand of C. ladanifer, we estimated seed losses due to the ants. Harvesting was… CONTINUE READING