The Bonobo–Dialium Positive Interactions : Seed Dispersal Mutualism

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BEAUNE, David, Francois BRETAGNOLLE, Loic BOLLACHE, Gottfried HOHMANN, Martin SURBECK, Chloé BOURSON, Barbara FRUTH, 2013. The Bonobo–Dialium Positive Interactions : Seed Dispersal Mutualism. In: American Journal of Primatology. Wiley-Blackwell. 75(4), pp. 394-403. ISSN 0275-2565. eISSN 1098-2345. Available under: doi: 10.1002/ajp.22121

@article{Beaune2013Bonob-56285, title={The Bonobo–Dialium Positive Interactions : Seed Dispersal Mutualism}, year={2013}, doi={10.1002/ajp.22121}, number={4}, volume={75}, issn={0275-2565}, journal={American Journal of Primatology}, pages={394--403}, author={Beaune, David and Bretagnolle, Francois and Bollache, Loic and Hohmann, Gottfried and Surbeck, Martin and Bourson, Chloé and Fruth, Barbara} }

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