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Cost-benefit analysis of myrmecophily

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I'm curious if this sort of analysis has been done on ant plants, as it has for carnivorous plants. Similarly, though it has been shown in myrmecophylic orchids that plants can receive a nitrogen benefit from ant inhabitants, has this benefit been quantified in terms of what fraction of the plant's nitrogen is from ants?

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Bonjour

Ashley (1971); Rickson(1979)  ; Jansen (1974) and Huxley (1978) have worked on this subject  , and found similarites with carnivorous plants.

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