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Comment on "A keystone mutualism drives pattern in a power function".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16990534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Vandermeer and Perfecto (Reports, 17 February 2006, p. 1000) reported a general power law pattern in the distribution of a common agricultural pest. However, there is an exact analytical solution for the expected cluster distribution under the proposed null model of density-independent growth in a patchy landscape. Reanalysis of the data shows that the system is not in a critical state but confirms the importance of a mutualism.
Authors:
David Alonso; Mercedes Pascual
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  313     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-22     Completed Date:  2006-10-03     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1739; author reply 1739     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, 830 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048, USA. dalonso@umich.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Ants / physiology*
Coffea*
Ecosystem*
Hemiptera / physiology*
Mathematics
Models, Biological
Population Density
Population Growth
Probability
Symbiosis*
Comments/Corrections
Comment On:
Science. 2006 Feb 17;311(5763):1000-2   [PMID:  16484494 ]

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