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Damage and herbivory tolerance through resprouting as an advantage of large seed size in tropical trees and lianas

  • Kyle E. Harms (a1) and James W. Dalling (a2)
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Journal of Tropical Ecology
  • ISSN: 0266-4674
  • EISSN: 1469-7831
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