Yurixhi Maldonado-López

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Herbivorous insects respond to the chemical variation of their host plants which, in turn, usually has a genetic component. Therefore, it is expected that individual host plants with similar genotypes will have similar secondary chemistries and herbivore communities. However, natural or anthropogenic environmental variation can also influence secondary(More)
In primate populations, endoparasite species richness and prevalence are associated with host traits such as reproductive and social status, age, sex, host population density, and environmental factors such as humidity. We analyzed the species richness and prevalence of intestinal parasites in two sympatric primate populations, one of Alouatta palliata and(More)
Frequently, female plants allocate more resources to reproductive structures and defense-related secondary compounds in comparison with male plants that invest more resources to growth, reflecting trade-offs between reproduction, growth and defense. Therefore, differences in herbivory can be expected between genders. In this study, over two years, we(More)
Mistletoes are parasitic plants that show effects that can parallel or contrast with those caused by herbivores to their host plants, particularly on aspects such as host biomass, resource allocation patterns, and interspecific interactions at the community level. In this study, we evaluated the potential synergistic effects of herbivory and infection by(More)
Habitat fragmentation reduces the available habitat area and increases both the distance between fragments and the amount of fragment edges. Therefore, there are more probabilities of plant population size reduction and species extinction. In the same way, biotic and abiotic changes associated with forest fragmentation can dramatically alter plant growth(More)
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