Present address: Laboratorio de Interacciones Ecológicas, IADIZA, CRICYT, 5500 Mendoza, Argentina.
Signal convergence in fruits: a result of selection by frugivores?
Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal Compilation © 2010 European Society For Evolutionary Biology
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 614–624, March 2010
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LOMÁSCOLO, S. B. and SCHAEFER, H. M. (2010), Signal convergence in fruits: a result of selection by frugivores?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23: 614–624. doi: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.01931.x
- Issue online: 25 JAN 2010
- Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2010
- Received 30 March 2009; revised 7 December 2009; accepted 10 December 2009
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