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By Elizabeth A. Davison (auth.), Ralf C. Buckley (eds.)

Early study on ant-plant interactions in Australia used to be principally limited to the economically vital challenge of ants harvesting surface-sown pasture seed (e. g. Campbell 1966). The document via Berg (1975) of common myrmecochory in Australia, and a burst of in another country examine, prompted examine on various ant-plant interactions in Australia. This ebook summarizes such learn and provides reeent and present paintings on seed harvesting, myrmecochory, ant-epiphytes, extrafloral nectaries, ant-plant-homopteran structures, and the impression of crops on ant faunas. i am hoping that it'll inspire additional paintings in those and comparable parts, and that the evaluate and bibliography of ant-plant interactions within the leisure ofthe international will function an invaluable resource for these coming into the sphere. The richness of Australia's vegetation and ant fauna render it a very fascinating continent for the research of interactions among them. As instantly obvious from the checklist of contents, ant-seed interactions are really major in Australia. this isn't staggering for a comparatively dry continent bearing a principally sc1erophyllous plant conceal. destiny study, besides the fact that, in particular within the tropical north, is like1y to bare additional varieties of interplay, might be resembling these attribute of the tropics in different places, or maybe distinctively Australian. the various chapters were shortened and changed significantly from the unique manuscripts, however the principles and effects awarded are, after all, these of the person authors.

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4: 231-259. Champ, B. R. & Sillar, D. , 1961. Pellet your buffel seed and thwart ants. Queens!. Agric. J. 87: 583. Golley, F. B. & Gentry, J. , 1964. Bioenergetics of the southern harvester ant Pogonomyrmex badius. Ecology 45: 217-225. Greenslade, P. J. M. & Mott, J. , 1978. , Australia. Second Australasian Conf. Grass!. Invert. , Session 5. Z. Johns, G. G. & Greenup, L. , 1976a. Pasture seed theft by ants in northern New South Wales. Aust. J. Exp. Agric. Anim, Husb. 16: 249-256. Johns, G. G. & Greenup, L.

Aquatica or survival of Rhizobium meliloti or R. trifolii, so they can be applied to legume seed coats in the normallimepelleting process. The miscible-oil formulation of permethrin reduces both the rate and final germination percentage of P. aquatica seed, but this is due to the oil rather than the permethrin (Campbell and Gilmour 1979). Miscible-oil formulations of perme- Tabte 3. Effeet of eoating seed with inseetieide on the removal of simuIated aerially-sown seed by ants (experiment I). Ant nests (per m 2) Seed treatment I nseetieide Ratea Seed remaining after 21 dry days M.

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