Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

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Edited By: John A. Allen

Impact Factor: 2.535

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 27/46 (Evolutionary Biology)

Online ISSN: 1095-8312

Associated Title(s): Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

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Editor's Choice - February 2015

We highlight a plant-animal interaction reported in the February 2015 issue. Adrian Barnett and co-workers from the UK, USA and Brazil, studied predation by parrots and mammals on the fruit of a South American tree, Macrolobium acaciifolium, of which two-thirds are inhabited by an ant, Pseudomyrmex viduus, which feeds on the sugary secretions of bugs that they rear within the tree’s branches. Through careful observations and measurements the authors were able to show that fruit predation (and to an extent visitation rates) was reduced appreciably when ants were present. In short, not only does the ant benefit from the shelter provided by the tree, but the tree benefits because the presence of ants appears to repel would-be predators. This appears to be the first time that such an effect has been shown for parrots. Read more

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