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Jumping spiders (Salticidae) enhance the seed production of a plant with extrafloral nectaries

Author(s): S. Ruhren and S. N. Handel

Month: May
Year: 1999

Journal: Oecologia
Volume: 119
Issue: 2
Pages: 227-230

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Seed increase,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Old field

Species Referenced: Chamaecrista nictitans (Sensitive partridge pea),


Investigates the relationship between jumping spiders and seed production in Chamaecrista nictitans. Although jumping spiders fed on herbivores, ants, bees, and other spiders, jumping spiders also collected extrafloral nectar from C. nictitans. Chamaecrista nictitans plants with jumping spiders had higher seed set than those without.

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S. Ruhren and S. N. Handel. "Jumping spiders (Salticidae) enhance the seed production of a plant with extrafloral nectaries." Oecologia 119.2 (1999): 227-230.

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ISSN: 0029-8549
DOI: 10.1007/s004420050780

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