Avian–Shrub interactions: Ingestion, seed recovery and germination of three Mediterranean shrub species fed to quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Avian–Shrub interactions: Ingestion, seed recovery and germination of three Mediterranean shrub... ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2015, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 388–392. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2015. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Avian–Shrub Interactions: Ingestion, Seed Recovery and Germination of Three Mediterranean Shrub Species Fed to Quail (Coturnix coturnix) a b a Juan Manuel MancillaLeytón , Pedro GonzálezRedondo , and Ángel Martín Vicente Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Sevilla, Apdo. 1095, 41080 Sevilla, Spain email: jmancilla@us.es Departamento de Ciencias Agroforestales, Universidad de Sevilla, Ctra. de Utrera, km 1, 41013 Sevilla, Spain Received October 29, 2014 Keywords: ornithochory, quail, seed germination, the Mediterranean DOI: 10.1134/S1067413615040104 INTRODUCTION vital for the maintenance of ecosystem functions (PérezRamos et al., 2007). Just for native plants, pas Seed dispersal has been described as a ‘diffuse sage through bird’s guts may increase, decrease, or not mutualism’ due to the fact that most, if not all, frugi affect germination, depending on the species of bird vores consume fruits of many different species of and specie (Traveset, 1998). plants (Wheelwright and Orians, 1982; Jordano, 1995; Although a large number of scientific articles in the Wessels and Schwabe, 2008; Pakeman and Small, literature include ornithochory (e.g. see Traveset, 2009; D’Hont and Hoffmann, 2011). This has resulted 1998), studies http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Avian–Shrub interactions: Ingestion, seed recovery and germination of three Mediterranean shrub species fed to quail (Coturnix coturnix)

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Pleiades Publishing
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Copyright © 2015 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
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Life Sciences; Ecology; Environment, general
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1067-4136
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1608-3334
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10.1134/S1067413615040104
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