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Lianas stifle tree fruit and seed production in tropical forests
June 11, 2017
Vines compete intensely with trees. Their numbers are on the rise in many tropical forests around the world. A new study at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama shows that lianas prevent canopy trees from producing fruit, with potentially far-reaching consequences for rainforest animals.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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