myrmecochory


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myrmecochory

(ˌmɜːmɪkəʊˈkɔːrɪ)
n
(Botany) the dispersal of fruits and seeds by ants
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Normally, ground-foraging ants collect insects from the leaf litter and ants are not obligately dependent on myrmecochory, but adding the food resource of elaiosomes can increase a nest's production of gynes (virgin queens) (Morales and Heithaus 1998).
In this study, we examined the hypothesis that disturbance disrupts the mutualistic system of myrmecochory.
Myrmecochory, as a general dispersal strategy, should be successful within a wide range of habitats in Knox County.