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Research Article

Divergent Chemical Cues Elicit Seed Collecting by Ants in an Obligate Multi-Species Mutualism in Lowland Amazonia

  • Elsa Youngsteadt,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology and W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Current address: Sigma Xi, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Patricia Guerra Bustios,

    Affiliation: Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cusco, Perú

    Current address: Laboratorio de Ecología Funcional, Universidad de Concepción de Chile

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  • Coby Schal mail

    coby_schal@ncsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology and W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: December 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015822

About the Authors

Elsa Youngsteadt, Coby Schal
Department of Entomology and W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Patricia Guerra Bustios
Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cusco, Perú

Corresponding Author

Email: coby_schal@ncsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EY CS. Performed the experiments: EY PGB. Analyzed the data: EY CS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EY CS. Wrote the paper: EY.