Myrmecophyte

Myrmecophyte

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Myrmecophyte is a plant that lives in a mutualistic association with a colony of ants. There are over 100 different genera of myrmecophytes. These plants possess structural adaptations that provide ants with food and/or shelter. These specialized structures include domatia, food bodies, and extrafloral nectaries. In exchange for food and shelter, ants aid the myrmecophyte in pollination, seed dispersal, gathering of essential nutrients, and/or defense. Specifically, domatia adapted to ants may be called myrmecodomatia.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135895478
  • 9786135895476