Dispersal vector

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The seeds of dandelions are adapted to wind dispersal.

In the biology of dispersal, a dispersal vector is "an agent transporting seeds or other dispersal units".[1] Dispersal vectors may include biotic factors, such as animals, or abiotic factors, such as the wind or the ocean.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Frank M. Schurr; Orr Spiegel; Ofer Steinitz; Ana Trakhtenbrot; Asaf Tsoar; Ran Nathan (2009). "Long-Distance Seed Dispersal". In Lars Østergaard. Fruit development and seed dispersal. Volume 38 of Annual Plant Reviews. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 204–237. doi:10.1002/9781444314557.ch6. ISBN 978-1-4051-8946-0.