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Foliar Extrafloral Nectar of Humboldtia brunonis (Fabaceae), a Paleotropic Ant-plant, is Richer than Phloem Sap and More Attractive than Honeydew

Chanam, Joyshree and Kasinathan, Srinivasan and Pramanik, Gautam K and Jagdeesh, Amaraja and Joshi, Kanchan A and Borges, Renee M (2015) Foliar Extrafloral Nectar of Humboldtia brunonis (Fabaceae), a Paleotropic Ant-plant, is Richer than Phloem Sap and More Attractive than Honeydew. In: BIOTROPICA, 47 (1). pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

The ant-plant Humboldtia brunonis secretes extrafloral nectar (EFN) despite the lack of antiherbivore protection from most ants. EFN was richer in composition than phloem sap and honeydew from untended Hemiptera on the plant, suggesting that EFN could potentially distract ants from honeydew, since ants rarely tended Hemiptera on this plant.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: ant-plant interaction; extrafloral nectar; honeydew; India; phloem sap; trophic mutualism; tropical wet forest; Western Ghats
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2015 13:33
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2015 13:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50806

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