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More partners, more ranges: generalist legumes spread more easily around the globe

Harrison, Tia; Simonsen, Anna; Stinchcombe, John; Frederickson, Megan


How does mutualism affect range expansion? On the one hand, mutualists might thrive in new habitats thanks to the resources, stress tolerance or defence provided by their partners. On the other, specialized mutualists might fail to find compatible partners beyond their range margins, limiting further spread. A recent global analysis of legume ranges found that non-symbiotic legumes have been successfully introduced to more ranges than legumes that form symbioses with rhizobia, but there is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-11-28
Type: Journal article
Source: Biology Letters
DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0616


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