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CODIVERSIFICATION IN AN ANT‐PLANT MUTUALISM: STEM TEXTURE AND THE EVOLUTION OF HOST USE IN CREMATOGASTER (FORMICIDAE: MYRMICINAE) INHABITANTS OF MACARANGA (EUPHORBIACEAE)
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The inferred timeline based on cytochrome oxidase I divergence rates concurs with independent biogeographical events in the region reconstructed from palynological data, thus suggesting that the evolutionary histories of Decacrema and their Pachystemon hosts have been contemporaneous since the mid‐Miocene. Expand
Seasonality and vertical structure of light-attracted insect communities in a dipterocarp forest in Sarawak
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Nocturnal flying insects were collected monthly for 13 months using ultra violet light-traps set at various vertical levels in a weakly-seasonal, tropical lowland dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Malaysia to detect non-random, seasonal trends of insect abundance. Expand
Insect-flower Relationship in the Primary Beech Forest of Ashu, Kyoto : An Overview of the Flowering Phenology and the Seasonal Pattern of Insect Visits
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In 1984-1987 insect visitors to fiowers were monthly or bimonthly surveyed on 91 plant species or 37 families in the primary beech forest of Ashu, Kyoto, Japan, and flower preference was compared amohg insect orders and among families. Expand
The geography of diversification in mutualistic ants: a gene's‐eye view into the Neogene history of Sundaland rain forests
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A series of disjunct and restricted distributions spanning northern northwest Borneo and the major mountain ranges of Malaya and Sumatra suggests that these regions were rain‐forest refuges during drier climatic phases of the Pleistocene. Expand
Inter- and intra-specific variation in prey assemblages and inhabitant communities in Nepenthes pitchers in Sumatra
Prey assemblages and inhabitant communities in pitchers were compared among 10 Nepenthes Linnaeus 1753 species with various pitcher morphologies in West Sumatra, Indonesia. There were significantExpand
Pollination ecology of the two wild bananas, Musa acuminata subsp. halabanensis and M. salaccensis:
The two Sumatran wild bananas, Musa acuminata subsp. halabanensis and M. salaccensis, belonging to the different sections Musa and Callimusa respectively, have contrasting flowering traitsExpand
Insect-flower Relationship in the Temperate Deciduous Forest of Kibune, Kyoto : An Overview of the Flowering Phenology and the Seasonal Pattern of Insect Visits
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In 1984 -1987, insect visitors to fiowers wereimonthly or weekly surveyed on a total of 115 plant species or 49 families in the temperate deciduous forest of Kibune, Kyoto, Japan, and flower preference greatly varied among families in Apoidea. Expand
CODIVERSIFICATION IN AN ANT-PLANT MUTUALISM: STEM TEXTURE AND THE EVOLUTION OF HOST USE IN CREMATOGASTER (FORMICIDAE: MYRMICINAE) INHABITANTS OF MACARANGA (EUPHORBIACEAE)
Abstract We investigate the evolution of host association in a cryptic complex of mutualistic Crematogaster (Decacrema) ants that inhabits and defends Macaranga trees in Southeast Asia. PreviousExpand
Cospeciation of ants and plants
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Evidence is presented that this association between Crematogaster ants and Macaranga plants has been maintained over the past seven million years and that allopatric cospeciations are still in progress in Asian wet tropics. Expand
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