Establishing an ant-plant mutualism: foundress queen mortality and acquiring the third partner

In the Neotropics, colonies of the ant Pseudomyrmex dendroicus are found in the hollow stems of Triplaris americana. The ants are obligate inhabitants of the ant-plant and they nest and reproduce exclusively in this myrmecophyte. However, this mutualistic association often involves a third partner,...

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Autor Principal: Sanchez, Adriana
Formato: Artículo (Article)
Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Birkhauser Verlag AG 2016
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