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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||GERMINATION ECOLOGY OF FICUS-LUSCHNATHIANA DRUPELETS AFTER BIRD AND BAT INGESTION|
|Abstract:||There are few studies in which germination of ingested drupelets has been compared with that of uningested ones. Moreover, in these studies the drupelets had been sown in Petri dishes rather than in soil. The aims of this work were to confirm the influence of bird and bat digestion on germination rates of a neotropical fig species, and to verify if laboratory and field trials show the same results. We found that birds, as well as bats' digestion, improved germination rates in laboratory trials, but not in the field ones. We concluded that, despite vertebrate dispersers increase fig drupelet germination rates, chemical and/or microbiological factors present in seed deposition sites can reduce the establishment of new fig individuals in an area.|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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