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Myrmecophytes MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Myrmecophytes
Tree Number(s)
B01.650.305
Unique ID
D000097543
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000097543
Scope Note
Plants that host ANTS by providing shelter in specialized nesting structures or domatia (e.g., Beltian or Mullerian bodies) and sometimes provide food (e.g., food and pearl bodies; and EXTRAFLORAL NECTARS). Ant colony in turn provides the host plant with defense against encroaching foliage, nutrients via waste by-product and help with SEED DISPERSAL.
Entry Term(s)
Ant Plants
Ant-Plants
Myrmecophytic Ant-Plants
Myrmecophytic Plants
Public MeSH Note
2024
History Note
2024
Date Established
2024/01/01
Date of Entry
2023/07/26
Revision Date
2023/05/31
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