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Interference of large crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis), redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus), and hairy galinsoga (Galinsoga ciliata) with bell pepper
Several models are introduced to describe both the effects of density and relative emergence time of multiple weed species on crop yield, and generally these models provided an adequate fit of the data and a good description of the competitive ability of the mixed population. Expand
Isolation and characterization of 13 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the fig wasp, Ceratosolen sp. (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae)
Fig wasps are short-lived, delicate and weak-flying. Their long-distance dispersal is highly dependent on the air flow above the canopy. The life forms of their host Ficus species determine theirExpand
Sky islands as foci for divergence of fig trees and their pollinators in southwest China
Three genetically distinct groups of a single Ceratosolen pollinator species that have largely parapatric distributions are identified, highlighting how interplay between the complex topography of the “sky island” complex and climate change has shaped intraspecies differentiation and relationships between the plant and its pollinator. Expand
Extremely high proportions of male flowers and geographic variation in floral ratios within male figs of Ficus tikoua despite pollinators displaying active pollen collection
This is the first recorded case of an actively pollinated Ficus species producing large amounts of pollen, and overall high A/O ratios may reflect a response by the plant to insufficient quantities of pollen transported in the wasps’ pollen pockets, together with geographic variation in this pollen limitation. Expand
Development of 15 polymorphic microsatellite markers for Ficus virens (Moraceae)1
Fifteen polymorphic microsatellite markers were developed using the biotin-streptavidin capture method and will be valuable for studying the genetic variation and population structure of F. virens and related Ficus species. Expand
Impacts of a biocontrol agent on invasive Ageratina adenophora in Southwest China: Friend or foe?
Clearly Procecidochares utilis is not providing effective biocontrol of Ageratina adenophora in Southwest China so far, but the short term increases in seed production it generates suggest it may be favouring its host’s range expansion. Expand
Unveiling the Hidden Diversity of Rock-Inhabiting Fungi: Chaetothyriales from China
The diversity of RIF is surprisingly high and still poorly understood, and 17 new species were described, illustrated for their morphologies and compared with similar taxa. Expand
Two new rock-inhabiting species of Cyphellophora from karst habitats in China
Phylogenetic analysis based on combined sequences of the nuclear large subunit (nucLSU) and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of ribosomal DNA revealed that the tested isolates, clustered into two clades that well affiliated in the genus of Cyphellophora. Expand