volume 29, issue 4, P615-623 1999
DOI: 10.1590/1809-43921999294623
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Abstract: ABSTRACT -Leaves from 120 canopy trees and 60 understory tree saplings growing in levels of herbivory (percent leaf area lost). Overall, levels of herbivory on leaves of central Amazonian trees were low. About one quarter of the leaves examined (n = 855) had no damage at all. In most other Neotropical sites studied the mean percentage of herbivory was found to vary between 5.7 and 13.1%, whereas in Manaus it was only 3.1%. The data presented here Also, there was no difference in damage between leaves from pio…

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