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dc.contributor.authorMelin, Amanda D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNevo, Omeren_US
dc.contributor.authorShirasu, Mikaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Rachel E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Eva C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEndo, Mizukien_US
dc.contributor.authorSakurai, Kodamaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMatsushita, Yukaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTouhara, Kazushigeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKawamura, Shojien_US
dc.coverage.spatialEnglanden_US
dc.date2019-04-30
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23T19:17:26Z
dc.date.available2020-01-23T19:17:26Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-03
dc.identifierhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31160592
dc.identifier.citationAmanda D Melin, Omer Nevo, Mika Shirasu, Rachel E Williamson, Eva C Garrett, Mizuki Endo, Kodama Sakurai, Yuka Matsushita, Kazushige Touhara, Shoji Kawamura. 2019. "Fruit scent and observer colour vision shape food-selection strategies in wild capuchin monkeys.." Nat Commun, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 2407 - ?. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10250-9
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39152
dc.description.abstractThe senses play critical roles in helping animals evaluate foods, including fruits that can change both in colour and scent during ripening to attract frugivores. Although numerous studies have assessed the impact of colour on fruit selection, comparatively little is known about fruit scent and how olfactory and visual data are integrated during foraging. We combine 25 months of behavioural data on 75 wild, white-faced capuchins (Cebus imitator) with measurements of fruit colours and scents from 18 dietary plant species. We show that frequency of fruit-directed olfactory behaviour is positively correlated with increases in the volume of fruit odours produced during ripening. Monkeys with red-green colour blindness sniffed fruits more often, indicating that increased reliance on olfaction is a behavioural strategy that mitigates decreased capacity to detect red-green colour contrast. These results demonstrate a complex interaction among fruit traits, sensory capacities and foraging strategies, which help explain variation in primate behaviour.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10250-9
dc.format.extentp. 2407en_US
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.ispartofNat Commun
dc.subjectAnimalsen_US
dc.subjectBehavior, animalen_US
dc.subjectCebusen_US
dc.subjectColor vision defectsen_US
dc.subjectFood preferencesen_US
dc.subjectFruiten_US
dc.subjectOdorantsen_US
dc.subjectSmellen_US
dc.titleFruit scent and observer colour vision shape food-selection strategies in wild capuchin monkeysen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41467-019-10250-9
pubs.elements-sourcepubmeden_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.notesThis is the published version, embargo period ended this morning.en_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropologyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_US
dc.date.online2019-06-03
dc.description.oaversionPublished version
dc.identifier.mycv475426


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