The restricted seed rain of a mistletoe specialist

@article{Rawsthorne2012TheRS,
  title={The restricted seed rain of a mistletoe specialist},
  author={J. Rawsthorne and D. Watson and D. Roshier},
  journal={Journal of Avian Biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={9-14}
}
Specialist frugivores are the dominant consumers of mistletoe fruit in many regions and have been shown to intensify infections of host plants as a result of their rapid gut passage rates and dependence on existing infections. The role of specialist frugivores in long distance dispersal of mistletoe and establishment of new infections is unclear, and has not been explicitly evaluated previously. Here we critically examine the premise that specialists are the dominant dispersers by examining the… Expand
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