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- Hossaert-McKey, Martine, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biotropica 2011 v.43 no.3 pp. 309-316
- Ficus exasperata; Ficus hispida; figs; frugivores; gene flow; genetic relationships; genetic variation; keystone species; microsatellite repeats; pollen; tropics; vertebrates
- ... Although Ficus (Moraceae) is a keystone plant genus in the tropics, providing resources to many frugivorous vertebrates, its population genetic structure, which is an important determinant of its long-term survival, has rarely been investigated. We examined the population genetic structure of two dioecious fig species (Ficus hispida and Ficus exasperata) in the Indian Western Ghats using co-domina ...
- Hossaert‐McKey, Martine, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Biotropica 2008 v.40 no.2 pp. 190-195
- Agaonidae; Ficus; Formicidae; Hemiptera; figs; foods; mutualism; predators; trees; Brunei
- ... Mutualisms involve the exchange of resources and these resources attract exploiters and predators. Because predators may have a stronger effect either on mutualists or on exploiters, their net effect on the mutualism may be positive or negative. Ants and Ficus‐associated wasps are a potential example. These wasps could represent sufficient food to ensure a permanent presence of predators. If this ...