Role of social wasps in Saccharomyces cerevisiae ecology and evolution
- I. Stefanini, L. Dapporto, D. Cavalieri
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 30 July 2012
It is demonstrated that queens of social wasps overwintering as adults (Vespa crabro and Polistes spp.) can harbor yeast cells from autumn to spring and transmit them to their progeny and indicate that wasps are a key environmental niche for the evolution of natural S. cerevisiae populations, the dispersion of yeast cells in the environment, and the maintenance of their diversity.
The taxonomic level order as a possible tool for rapid assessment of Arthropod diversity in agricultural landscapes
On status badges and quality signals in the paper wasp Polistes dominulus: body size, facial colour patterns and hierarchical rank
- R. Cervo, L. Dapporto, L. Beani, J. Strassmann, S. Turillazzi
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 May 2008
It is suggested that body size is a reliable quality indicator on which wasps build their social networks, and that clypeus patterning is not involved.
Rank and epicuticular hydrocarbons in different populations of the paper wasp Polistes dominulus (Christ) (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)
- L. Dapporto, P. Theodora, C. Spacchini, G. Pieraccini, S. Turillazzi
- BiologyInsectes Sociaux
- 1 August 2004
The aim was to identify specific compounds or sets of compounds which could be general indexes of foundress rank position in an associative foundation and found quantitative and qualitative differences in the epicuticular profile among the three populations.
Beyond odor discrimination: demonstrating individual recognition by scent in Lemur catta.
It is demonstrated that recognition of conspecific odors goes beyond the perception of cues other than individuality and that the receiver actually forms a mental representation of a specific individual by its scent.
The generalism-specialism debate: the role of generalists in the life and death of species
It is argued that generalism in resource use, biotope occupancy, and niche breadth not only exists, but also forms a crucial part in the evolution of specialists, representing a vital force in speciation and a more effective insurance against extinction.
recluster: an unbiased clustering procedure for beta‐diversity turnover
- L. Dapporto, M. Ramazzotti, S. Fattorini, Gerard Talavera, R. Vilà, R. Dennis
- Environmental Science
- 1 October 2013
When dissimilarity matrices of faunistic and phylogenetic beta-diversity turnover indices are projected in dendrograms, a high frequency of ties and zero values produces trees whose topology and…
Social dominance molds cuticular and egg chemical blends in a paper wasp
Speciation in Mediterranean refugia and post‐glacial expansion of Zerynthia polyxena (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae)
- L. Dapporto
- 4 November 2009
It is demonstrated that geometric morphometrics to male genitalia suggest that two sister species of Zerynthia exist in Europe, and Papilio cassandra Geyer, 1828 is reinstated, as Zarynthia cassandra stat.
Nestedness in island faunas: novel insights into island biogeography through butterfly community profiles of colonization ability and migration capacity
Aim To relate variation in the migration capacity and colonization ability of island communities to island geography and species island occupancy.