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MODEL SELECTION FOR A SUBTERRANEAN TROPHIC CASCADE: ROOT‐FEEDING CATERPILLARS AND ENTOMOPATHOGENIC NEMATODES
Conjecture abounds while evidence is limited concerning indirect protection afforded plants by carnivorous predators in terrestrial ecosystems, apropos of the Hairston-Smith-Slobodkin (HSS)Expand
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Tree genetics defines fungal partner communities that may confer drought tolerance
Significance Soil microbes influence plant performance and may be critical to the persistence of some plants with climate change. However, microbes are highly diverse, and individuals of the sameExpand
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Entomopathogenic nematodes: natural enemies of root-feeding caterpillars on bush lupine
A new species of soil-dwelling entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis hepialus killed up to 100% (mean=72%) of root-boring caterpillars of a ghost moth Hepialus californicus in coastal shrubExpand
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Gall Flies, Inquilines, and Goldenrods: A Model for Host-race Formation and Sympatric Speciation1
Abstract Host shifts and subsequent host-race formation likely play a more common role in the speciation of herbivorous insects than has generally been recognized. Our studies of the interactions ofExpand
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The relative influences of host plant genotype and yearly abiotic variability in determining herbivore abundance
Both plant genotype and yearly abiotic variation affect herbivore population sizes, but long-term data have rarely been used to contrast the relative contributions of each. Using a hierarchicalExpand
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A new approach to improve the scoring of mononucleotide microsatellite loci.
PREMISE OF THE STUDY Mononucleotide microsatellites markers are useful for detecting genetic variation among individuals; however, scoring can be error-prone. We developed a new approach to improveExpand
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Epigenetic Inheritance across the Landscape
The study of epigenomic variation at the landscape-level in plants may add important insight to studies of adaptive variation. A major goal of landscape genomic studies is to identify genomic regionsExpand
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Functional bisporangiate cones in Pinus johannis (Pinaceae): Implications for the evolution of bisexuality in seed plants.
PREMISE OF STUDY Bisexuality (male and female function in one structure) has been reported as a key innovation of angiosperms. Although there are several reports of "teratological" bisporangiateExpand
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Genetic, morphological, geographical and ecological approaches reveal phylogenetic relationships in complex groups, an example of recently diverged pinyon pine species (Subsection Cembroides).
Elucidating phylogenetic relationships and species boundaries within complex taxonomic groups is challenging for intrinsic and extrinsic (i.e., technical) reasons. Mexican pinyon pines are a complexExpand
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Amelioration of the toxicity of H+ to larval stoneflies by metals found in coal mine effluent
Stonefly nymphs (Acroneuria carolinensis) were used as a bioindicator of the toxicity of coal mine drainage, and of the interaction between low pH and dissolved metals at severe pollutant levels.Expand
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