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Caatinga: The Scientific Negligence Experienced by a Dry Tropical Forest
Seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTFs) provide a habitat for a diverse number of species and cover significant land areas. Yet, the amount of scientific research they have attracted is minimal.Expand
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Richness of gall-inducing insects in the tropical dry forest (caatinga) of Pernambuco
Diversity of gall-inducing insects in the tropical dry forest (caatinga) of Pernambuco. We report on the richness of galling insects in the vegetation of caatinga of Pernambuco state, Brazil. WeExpand
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Long term oviposition preference and larval performance of Schizomyia macrocapillata (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on larger shoots of its host plant Bauhinia brevipes (Fabaceae)
The Plant Vigor Hypothesis (PVH) proposes that natural selection on female oviposition choice results from higher fitness of larvae on more vigorous and larger plant modules. For six consecutiveExpand
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Gall-inducing insects from Atlantic Forest of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil
An inventory of gall inducing insects and their host plants in the Atlantic forest of Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil is presented. Samples of galls and their host plants were taken in six fragmentsExpand
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Distribution of the endophytic fungi community in leaves of Bauhinia brevipes (Fabaceae)
Endophytic fungi represent large, yet unexplored components of biodiversity. This work evaluated the richness and the distribution of endophytes in the leaves of Bauhinia brevipes (Fabaceae). A totalExpand
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Neotropical Insect Galls
Introduction.- 1. Neotropical Insect galls: status of knowledge and perspectives G. Wilson Fernandes et al.- 2. Developmental Anatomy of Galls in the Neotropics: Arthropods Stimuli vs. Host PlantExpand
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Predation on Atta laevigata (Smith 1858)(Formicidae Attini) by Canthon virens (Mannerheim 1829) (Coleoptera Scarabaeidae)
We present observations on the predation and burying of Atta laevigata (Smith 1858) by Canthon virens (Mannerheim 1829) in Brazil. A specialized sequence of burying behavior was observed in 2Expand
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Gall Morphotypes in the Neotropics and the Need to Standardize Them
A morphotype can be defined as a specimen that illustrates a morphological variation within a species or, in the case of galls, a characteristic neo-formed plant organ generated by the interactionExpand
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Behavioral repertory of the weaver ant Camponotus (Myrmobrachys) senex (Hymenoptera:Formicidae)
Weaver ants are one of the most remarkable examples of social cooperation in nature. However, there are few studies to date on the particular aspects of their social behavior. In this study, weExpand
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Anatomical and developmental aspects of leaf galls induced by Schizomyia macrocapillata Maia (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on Bauhinia brevipes Vogel (Fabaceae)
Samples of healthy leaves and galls induced by Schizomyia macrocapillata Maia on Bauhinia brevipes Vogel were submitted to routine techniques to investigate gall anatomy and development. Pouch gallsExpand
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