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Dormancy‐defense syndromes and tradeoffs between physical and chemical defenses in seeds of pioneer species

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Seeds of tropical pioneer trees have chemical and physical characteristics that determine their capacity to persist in the soil seed bank. These traits allow seeds to survive in the soil despite diverse predators and pathogens, and to germinate and recruit even decades after dispersal. Defenses in seedlings and adult plants often are described in terms of tradeoffs between chemical and physical defense, but the interplay of defensive strategies has been evaluated only rarely for seeds. Here w...

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10.1002/ecy.2419

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Royal Society
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UF120097
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National Science Foundation
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Ecology More from this journal
Volume:
99
Issue:
9
Pages:
1988-1998
Publication date:
2018-08-03
Acceptance date:
2018-05-14
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EISSN:
1939-9170
ISSN:
0012-9658
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847800
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2018-06-13

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