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Diversification in the use of resources by Idarnes species: bypassing functional constraints in the fig-fig wasp interaction
Mutualisms such as the figfig wasp mutualism are generally exploited by parasites. We demonstrate that amongst nonpollinating fig wasps (NPFWs) parasitic on Ficus citrifolia, a species of Idarnes galls flowers and another ...
Parasitism, the diversity of life, and paleoparasitology
(Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz., 2019)
A Plant Needs Ants like a Dog Needs Fleas: Myrmelachista schumanni Ants Gall Many Tree Species to Create Housing
(UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 2009)
Hundreds of tropical plant species house ant colonies in specialized chambers called domatia. When, in 1873, Richard Spruce likened plant-ants to fleas and asserted that domatia are ant-created galls, he incited a debate ...
Assessment of correlational selection on tolerance and resistance traits in a host plant-parasitic plant interaction
Resistance and tolerance are considered to be different plant strategies against disease. While resistance traits prevent hosts becoming parasitized or reduce the extent of parasitism, tolerance traits reduce the fitness-impact ...
Fitness effects of Wolbachia and Spiroplasma in Drosophila melanogaster
Mutualism from the inside: coordinated development of plant and insect in an active pollinating fig wasp
Recent studies on the obligate interaction between fig trees and their pollinating agaonid wasps have focused on population aspects and wasp-seed exploitation at the level of the inflorescence. Detailed studies on larval ...
Absence of the Parasite Escovopsis in Fungus Garden Pellets Carried by Gynes of Atta sexdens
(Univ Estadual Feira Santana, 2015-03-01)
Before the mating flight, the gyne of leaf-cutting ants takes a small pellet of their mutualistic fungus garden to start fungus culture in its new colony by vertically transmitting it. This mutualism is threatened by the ...