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Comparative life‐history traits in a fig wasp community: implications for community structure
1. Whether life‐history traits can determine community composition and structure is an important question that has been well explored theoretically, but has received scant empirical attention.Expand
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Influence of exploitation on population structure, spatial distribution and reproductive success of dioecious species in a fragmented cloud forest in India
The population structure of three dioecious species, Diospyros montana, Diospyros sylvatica and Garcinia talbotii was studied in a seasonal cloud forest in the Western Ghats of India. In anExpand
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Visual ecology of Indian carpenter bees II: adaptations of eyes and ocelli to nocturnal and diurnal lifestyles
Most bees are diurnal, with behaviour that is largely visually mediated, but several groups have made evolutionary shifts to nocturnality, despite having apposition compound eyes unsuited to visionExpand
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Chemical mediation and niche partitioning in non-pollinating fig-wasp communities.
1. The parasitic chalcidoid wasps associated with the species-specific and obligatory pollination mutualisms between Ficus spp. and their agaonid wasp pollinators provide a good model to study theExpand
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Visual ecology of Indian carpenter bees I: Light intensities and flight activity
Bees are mostly active during the daytime, but nocturnality has been reported in some bee families. We studied temporal flight activity in three species of carpenter bees (genus Xylocopa) in relationExpand
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Ant–plant conflicts and a novel case of castration parasitism in a myrmecophyte
Questions: Do protective plant-ants perturb the pollination process and the reproduction of their host-plant? If they do, have partner selective mechanisms evolved against such conflicts? Organisms:Expand
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Butterfly pollination and high-contrast visual signals in a low-density distylous plant
In low-density butterfly-pollinated Mussaenda frondosa (Rubiaceae), flowers attract pollinators at short distances while conspicuous, non-rewarding accessory bracts are detectable at long distancesExpand
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How to be a fig wasp parasite on the fig-fig wasp mutualism.
  • R. Borges
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in insect science
  • 1 April 2015
The nursery pollination mutualism between figs and pollinating fig wasps is based on adaptations that allow wasps to enter the enclosed inflorescences of figs, to facilitate seed set, and to haveExpand
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Fine-scale Population Genetic Structure of Two Dioecious Indian Keystone Species, Ficus hispida and Ficus exasperata (Moraceae)
Although Ficus (Moraceae) is a keystone plant genus in the tropics, providing resources to many frugivorous vertebrates, its population genetic structure, which i sa n important determinant of itsExpand
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Perception of ultraviolet light by crab spiders and its role in selection of hunting sites
The perception of ultraviolet (UV) light by spiders has so far been only demonstrated in salticids. Crab spiders (Thomisidae) hunt mostly on flowers and need to find appropriate hunting sites.Expand
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