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Honeybees reduce fitness in the pioneer shrub Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae)
The agistment of managed hives of the introduced honeybee, Apis mellifera, in or adjacent to conservation areas in Australia is controversial. The effects, if any, of honeybee-foraging on nativeExpand
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The effect of introduced honeybees on native bee visitation and fruit-set in Dillwynia juniperina (Fabaceae) in a fragmented ecosystem
The endemic shrub Dillwynia juniperina is found in fragmented woodlands on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. The species obligatorily relies on pollinators to effect fruit-setExpand
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Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination
Significance Many of the world’s crops are pollinated by insects, and bees are often assumed to be the most important pollinators. To our knowledge, our study is the first quantitative evaluation ofExpand
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The expansion of sterile Arundo donax (Poaceae) in southeastern Australia is accompanied by genotypic variation
Abstract Reproductive modes and dispersal mechanisms shape the genotypic structure of populations which in turn influences a species’ capacity for successful invasion. Understanding the limitationsExpand
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Increased tomato yield through pollination by native Australian Amegilla chlorocyanea (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae).
Amegilla spp. (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) have been suggested as potential native Australian alternative to overseas used bumblebees (Bombus spp.) for pollination of tomato in greenhouses. In thisExpand
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Bombus terrestris, pollinator, invasive and pest: An assessment of problems associated with its widespread introductions for commercial purposes
Bombus terrestris L. (Apidae) is a native of temperate Eurasia and has been moved around the world since the 1800s. Dispersal of B. terrestris gained momentum in the 1980s when bees were rearedExpand
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The breeding system and pollinators of Melastoma affine (Melastomataceae); a pioneer shrub in Tropical Australia
Melastoma affine D. Don. (Melastomataceae) is a pioneer species of rain forest and wet-sclerophyll habitats in the Australasian region. The breeding system and pollen vectors of Melastoma affine inExpand
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Seed selection and removal by ants in a tropical savanna woodland in northern Australia
Ant species in the genera Chelaner, Meranoplus and Pheidole were found to be seed-harvesters in a tropical savanna woodland in northern Australia. Despite the availability of other seed types (legumeExpand
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Somatic mutations contribute to genotypic diversity in sterile and fertile populations of the threatened shrub, Grevillea rhizomatosa (Proteaceae).
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Grevillea rhizomatosa is a spreading shrub which exhibits multiple breeding strategies within a narrow area in the fire-prone heathlands of eastern Australia. ReproductiveExpand
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Honeybees facilitate the invasion of Phyla canescens (Verbenaceae) in Australia ― no bees, no seed!
Gross CL, Gorrell L, MacDonald MJ & Fatemi M (2010). Honeybees facilitate the invasion of Phyla canescens (Verbenaceae) in Australia – no bees, no seed!Weed Research50, 364–372. Summary SeveralExpand
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