Fruit hardness, size, and weight for wild fruits in Uganda and Madagascar

Kim Valenta & Omer Nevo
Fleshy fruits have evolved to be attractive to frugivorous seed dispersers. As a result, many fruit traits like size, color, scent and nutritional content are assumed to be the result of selective pressures exerted by frugivores. At the same time, fruit traits are also subjected to a set of other selective pressures and constraints. One such trait is fruit hardness. On one hand, haptic cues have been suggested to play a role in frugivore behavior,...
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