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Effect of herbivore deterrence by ants on the fruit set of an extrafloral nectary plant, Qualea multiflora (Vochysiaceae)

  • Kleber Del-Claro (a1), Vanderlei Berto (a1) and Wilson Réu (a1)
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1Departamento de Biociências, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia.
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