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A more efficient technique to collect seeds dispersed by bats

  • Jorge Galindo-González (a1), Guillermo Vázquez-Domínguez (a1), Romeo A. Saldaña-Vázquez (a2) and Jesús R. Hernández-Montero (a1)

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Seeds dispersed and deposited by wind, animals and other dispersal agents are a fundamental component of natural forest succession, plant regeneration and population maintenance, aside from increasing a population's genetic pool in tropical ecosystems (Henry & Jouard 2007, Muscarella & Fleming 2007, Wilson & Traveset 2000). Frugivorous bats and birds are ideal vectors for long-distance seed dispersal; therefore, studies of the food habits of frugivores and the specific identities of the dispersers are essential for understanding ecological patterns and processes in tropical environments. Studies related to succession processes, the frequency, number and composition of seeds dispersed by animals are essential in order to generate new data and hypotheses, consequently the method and quality of obtaining data are important.

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1Corresponding author. Email: jgalindo@uv.mx; jorgegalin@gmail.com

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A more efficient technique to collect seeds dispersed by bats

  • Jorge Galindo-González (a1), Guillermo Vázquez-Domínguez (a1), Romeo A. Saldaña-Vázquez (a2) and Jesús R. Hernández-Montero (a1)

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