Synzoochory | Article about Synzoochory by The Free Dictionary
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one of the methods of zoochory; the distribution of seeds and other organs of plant reproduction by animals while storing foods, building nests, or digging burrows.
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is when animals intentionally transport propagative material, for example, when birds collect mosses for nesting material or when animals cache seeds for later consumption.
We have seen evidence of what we presumed were ants opening fruits, suggesting synzoochory
. Based on a comparative analysis of morphology of seeds and empirical determination of duration of floating in water, Bregman (1988) reported that seeds of Astrophytum (and several other genera of cacti) are of a type compatible with hydrochory.