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Co-existence of ants and an arboreal earthworm in a myrmecophyte of the Indian Western Ghats: anti-predation effect of the earthworm mucus

Gaume, Laurence and Shenoy, Megha and Zacharias, Merry and Borges, Renee M (2006) Co-existence of ants and an arboreal earthworm in a myrmecophyte of the Indian Western Ghats: anti-predation effect of the earthworm mucus. In: Journal Of Tropical Ecology, 22 (3). pp. 341-344.

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Abstract

Arboreal earthworms are scarce in tropical rain forests, being confined to tree trunks or epiphytes (Fragoso & Rojas-Fernandez 1996). Their above-ground presence might be attributed to (1) temporary responses to flooding (Adis & Righi 1989)

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: anti-predation mechanism;ant-plant;domatia;Humboldtia;India; Perionyx;repellent secretion;tropical forest
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2008 06:11
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2013 05:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16970

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