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Germination rates of tree seeds ingested by coyotes and raccoons
Author(s): B. L. Cypher
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Article Topic(s): Germination,Wildlife
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Prunus americana (American plum),
AbstractThe effect of coyote and raccoon ingestion on seed germination was investigated with seeds of Diospyros virginiana, Prunus americana, Asimina triloba and Celtis occidentalis. Germination was significantly greater following raccoon ingestion only for Diospyrus verginiana compared to uningested seeds, whereas only Celtis occidentalis seed germination was decreased following raccoon ingestion. Coyote ingestion reduced germination of Diospyros virginiana and Prunus americana. Asimina triloba germination was unaffected by coyote ingestion.
Suggested CitationB. L. Cypher. "Germination rates of tree seeds ingested by coyotes and raccoons." American Midland Naturalist 142.1 (1999): 71-76.