Seed selection by earthworms : chemical seed properties matter more than morphological traits

Article, Other literature type English OPEN
Clause, Julia; Forey, Estelle; Eisenhauer, Nico; Seal, Charlotte; Soudey, Anne; Colville, Louise; Barot, Sébastien;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s11104-016-3085-9
  • Subject: [SDV.EE.IEO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment/Symbiosis | [SDV.EE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | Above-belowground interactions | Fatty acid composition | Seed size | [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology | Granivory | Seed predation | Oil content
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages

International audience; Aims : The passage of seeds through the earthworm gut potentially damages seeds, altering seed and seedling performances depending on seed traits. This work was conducted to study to what extent chemical and morphological seed traits determine th... View more
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