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Bicolored display of Miconia albicans fruits: Evaluating visual and physiological functions of fruit colors
(Botanical Soc Amer Inc, 2015-09-01)
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Most bird-dispersed fruits are green when unripe and become colored and conspicuous when ripe, signaling that fruits are ready to be consumed and dispersed. The color pattern for fruits of Miconia ...
Effects of fruiting spur thinning on fruit quality and vegetative growth of sweet cherry (Prunus avium)
(Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, 2009)
Effects of forest fragmentation, anthropogenic edges and fruit colour on the consumption of ornithocoric fruits
(Elsevier B.V., 2003-06-01)
We investigated effects of fruit colour (red, black or white), habitat (anthropogenic edges and forest interior) and fragment size on the removal of artificial fruits in semideciduous forests in south-east Brazil. Eight ...
Pericarp development in fruit of epiphytic cacti: Implications for fruit classification and macro-morphology in the cactaceae
The family Cactaceae exhibits an assortment of fleshy and dry fruit types with various shapes dictated by the gynoecium outline and surrounding pericarpel. Consequently, conflicting terminology exists regarding cactus fruit ...
Mathematical Modeling in the Estimation of Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Fruit Volume
(Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, INIA, 2010)
Fruit selection by Andean forest birds: influence of fruit functional traits and their temporal variation
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2016-09)
Fruit selection, i.e., the consumption of fruits disproportionately to their availability, results from the interaction between diet preferences and ecological factors that modify them. We assessed the importance of ...
Incidence of patulin in fruits and fruit juices marketed in Campinas, Brazil
One hundred and eleven samples of processed fruit juices (apple, grape, pineapple, papaya, guava, banana and mango) and 38 samples of sound fruits (apple, papaya, mango, pear and peach) produced and marketed in Brazil, ...
Nutrients in fruits as determinants of resource tracking by birds
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2015-07)
Fruit pulp is an important source of nutrients for many bird species. Fruit-eating birds use a variety of strategies to cope with changes in the availability of fruits, exhibiting a remarkable ability to track resources. ...
Fine-tuning the fruit-tracking hypothesis: Spatiotemporal links between fruit availability and fruit consumption by birds in Andean mountain forests
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2012-11)
1. The fruit-tracking hypothesis predicts spatiotemporal links between changes in the abundance of fruit-eating birds and the abundance of their fleshy-fruit resources. 2. While the spatial scale of plant-frugivore ...
Shape changes of longan fruits during growth in a tropical environment
(Polish Acad Sciences, 2010-01-01)
In this work we propose a new indicator to classify the best period for longan fruit harvest, based on measurements of its longitudinal and transversal axis during growth. Shape analysis based on area per volume ratio (AN) ...