Journal of
Entomology and Nematology

  • Abbreviation: J. Entomol. Nematol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9855
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEN
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 135

Full Length Research Paper

Myrmecofauna of cocoa trees infested by Loranthaceae genus Phragmanthera in Sodecao seed fields of Nkoemvone (South of Cameroon)

Ondoua Joseph Marie
  • Ondoua Joseph Marie
  • Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Faculty of Science, P. O. Box 63, University of Buea, Cameroon.
  • Google Scholar
Mony Ruth
  • Mony Ruth
  • Department of Animal Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Science, P. O. Box 812, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.
  • Google Scholar
Dibong Siegfried Didier
  • Dibong Siegfried Didier
  • Department of the Biology of Plant Organisms, Faculty of Science, P. O. Box 24157, University of Douala, Cameroon.
  • Google Scholar
Ngotta Biyon Jacques Bruno
  • Ngotta Biyon Jacques Bruno
  • Department of the Biology of Plant Organisms, Faculty of Science, P. O. Box 24157, University of Douala, Cameroon.
  • Google Scholar
Taffouo Victor Désiré
  • Taffouo Victor Désiré
  • Department of the Biology of Plant Organisms, Faculty of Science, P. O. Box 24157, University of Douala, Cameroon.
  • Google Scholar
Kenne Martin
  • Kenne Martin
  • Department of the Biology of Animal Organisms, Faculty of Science, P. O. Box 24157, University of Douala, Cameroon.
  • Google Scholar
Ekodeck Georges Emmanuel
  • Ekodeck Georges Emmanuel
  • Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, P. O. Box 812, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 29 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 14 June 2016
  •  Published: 30 June 2016

References

Balle S (1982). Loranthacées, Flore du Cameroun, vol. 23, Satabié B., Leroy J. F. Yaoundé, Cameroun. 82 p.

 

Banks WA, Adams CT, Lofgren CS (1991). Dammage to young Citrus tree by the red imported fire ant (Hymeptera/Formicidae). J. Entomol. 84:241-246.

 
 

Barbault R (1992). Ecologie des peuplements. Structure, dynamique et évolution. Masson, Paris. 278 p.

 
 

Barlow BA (1983). Biogeography of Loranthaceae and Viscaceae. The Biology of Mistletoes (Calder M, Bernhardt P), Academic Press, Sydney. pp. 68-131.

 
 

Bolton B (1994). Identification guide to the ant genera of the world. Harvard University Press, Cambridge. 222 p.

 
 

Brouat C, Garcia N, Andary C, McKey D (2001). Plant lock and ant key: pairwise coevolution of an exclusion filter in an ant-plant mutualism. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 268:2131-2141.
Crossref

 
 

Dejean A, Corbara B, Orivel J (1999). The arboreal ant mosaic in two Atlantic rain forests. Selbyana 20:403-421.

 
 

Dejean A, Corbara B, Orivel J, Leponce M (2007). Rainforest canopy ants: the implications of territoriality and predatory behavior. Funct. Ecosyst. Commun. 1:105-120.

 
 

Dejean, A., Akoa, A., Djieto-Lordon, C. & Lenoir A. 1994. Mosaic ant territories in an African secondary rain forest (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 23:275-292.

 
 

Dibong SD, Engone Obiang NL, Din N, Priso RJ, Taffouo VD, Fankem H, Salle G, Amougou A, (2009a). Artificial infestations of Tapinanthus ogowensis (Engler) Danser (Loranthaceae) on tree host species in the Logbessou Plateau (Douala, Cameroun). Afr. J. Biotechnol. 6:1044-1051.

 
 

Dibong SD, Engone Obiang NL, Din N, Priso RJ, Taffouo VD, Fankem H, Sallé G, Amougou A (2009b). Niveau d'infestation des arbres fruitiers des groupements végétaux par Phragmanthera capitata (Sprengel) S. Balle (Loranthaceae) dans la région littorale du Cameroun. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 3:347-354.
Crossref

 
 

Dibong SD, Mony R, Azo'o JRN, Din N, Amougou A (2012). Myrmecofauna trees infected by Loranthaceae Orchards Lokomo (East Cameroon). Int. J. Plant Res. 2(1):59-63.
Crossref

 
 

Dibong SD, Mony R, Ndiang Zenabou, Ondoua JM, Boussim IJ, Amouogou A, Bilong Bilong (2010a). Struggle against Phragmanthera capitata (Sprengel) S. Balle (Loranthaceae) parasite of agrosystem's fruit trees in Cameroon. J. Agric. Biotechnol. Sustain. Dev. 2:76-81.

 
 

Dibong SD, Ndiang Zenabou, Mony R, Boussim IJ, Amougou A (2010b). A parasitic study of Phragmanthera capitata (Sprengel) S. Balle (Loranthaceae) in the anthropic environments: The case of the Ndogbong chieftain's compound orchard (Douala, Cameroun). Afr. J. Agric. Res. 5:2051-2055.

 
 

Eskes A, Lanaud C (1997). Le cacaoyer. In: L'amélioration des Plantes Tropicales, CIRAD, Monpellier, France. pp.141-170.

 
 

Fines JP, Ngibaot F, Ngono G (2001). A conceptual forest management plan for a meduim size forest in southern Cameroon. Tropenbos Cameroon. 185p.

 
 

Hölldobler B (1976). Recruitment behavior, home range orientation and territoriality in harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex. Behav. Ecol. Sociolbiol. 1:1-44.
Crossref

 
 

Hölldobler B, Wilson EO (1990).The Ants. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press Cambridge, Massachusetts. 732 p.
Crossref

 
 

Jackson DA (1984). Ant distribution patterns in a Cameroonian cocoa plantation: investigation of the ant mosaic hypothesis. 62(3):318-324.

 
 

Kenne M, Corbara B, Dejean A (1999). Impact des fourmis sur les plantes cultivées en milieu tropical. Année Biol. 38:195-212.
Crossref

 
 

Koptur S, Rico-Gray V, Palacios-Rios M (1998). Ant protection of the nectaried fern Polypodium plebeium in Central Mexico. Am. J. Bot. 85:736-739.
Crossref

 
 

Leponce M, Missa O (1998). Structure of an ant assemblage in the canopy of a tropical rainforest in papua New Guinea. In: Social insects at the turn of the millennium. Proceedings of the XIII international congress of IUSSI (Schwarz M.P. & Hogendoorn K.). 319 p.

 
 

Leponce M, Roisin Y, Pasteels JM, (1999). Community interactions between ants and arboreal-nesting termites in New Guinea coconut plantations. Insectes Soc. 46:126-130.
Crossref

 
 

Mony R, Dibong SD, Ondoua JM, Bilong Bilong CF (2011). Study of Host-Parasite Relationship among Loranthaceae Flowering Shrubs- Myrmecophytic Fruit Trees-Ants in Logbessou District, Cameroon. Annu. Rev. Res. Biol. 1:68-78.

 
 

Mony R, Ondoua JM, Dibong SD, Boussim IJ, Amougou A, Billong Billong (2009). Myrmécofaune arboricole associée aux couples Phragmanthera capitata (Sprengel) S. Balle / hôte au verger de la chefferie de Ndogbong (Douala, Cameroun). Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 3:1346-1356.

 
 

Morrison LW, Gilbert LE (1998). Parasitoid-host relationships when host size varies: the case of Pseudacteon flies and Solenopsis fire ants. Ecol. Entomol. 23:409-416.
Crossref

 
 

Ness JH (2003). Catalpa bignonioides alters extrafloral nectar production after herbivory and attracts ant bodyguards. Oecologia 134:210-218.
Crossref

 
 

Noutcheu R, Tchatat M, Mony R, Mokake ES, Taffouo VD, Dibong SD (2013). Phenology, parasitism of Phragmantera capitata and myrmecofauna associated to host trees at the orchard of the chiet's palace Ndogbong (Douala, Cameroon). Agric. Biol. J. North Am. 4:539-551.

 
 

Ondoua JM, Dibong SD, Taffouo VD, Ngotta Biyon JB (2015). Parasitisme des champs semenciers de cacaoyer par les Loranthaceae dans la localité de Nkoemvone (sud Cameroun). J. Appl. Biosci. 85:7794-7803.
Crossref

 
 

Peakall R (1994). Interactions between orchids and ants. In. Arditti, J. (ed.) Orchid biology: Reviews and Perspectives, VI. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. pp. 103-134.

 
 

Polhill R, Wiens DW (1998). Misteltoes of Africa. Knew Ed. ISBN. 370 p.

 
 

Ramesh T, Hussain J, Satpathy KK, Selvanayagam M, Prasard MVR (2010). Diversity, distribution and species composition ofants fauna at Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) campus Kalpakkam, south India. World J. Zool. 5:56-65.

 
 

Sallé G, Tuquet C, Raynal-Roques A (1998). Biologie des Phanérogames parasites. C. R. Soc. Biol. 192:9-36.

 
 

Savitha S, Barve N, Davidar P, (2008). Response of ants to disturbance gradients in and around Bangalore, India. Trop. Ecol. 49:235-243.

 
 

Veeresh GK (1990). Pest ant of India. In. Applied Myrmecology: a world perspective (R.K. Vander Meer, K. Juffe & A. Cedeno. eds). Westview Press, Boulder, San Francisco, Oxford. pp. 15-24.

 
 

Vesprini JL, Galetto L, Bernardello G (2003).The beneficial effect of ants on the reproductive success of Dyckia floribunda (Bromeliaceae), an extrafloral nectary plant. Can. J. Bot. 81:24-27.
Crossref

 
 

Völkl W, Woodring J, Fisher M, Lorenz MW, Hoffmann KH (1999). Ant-aphid mutualisms: the impact of honeydew production and honeydew sugar composition on ant preferences. Oecologia 118:483-491
Crossref