Impact of disease frequency and host density on pollination and transmission of an African anther-smut fungus

@article{Curran2012ImpactOD,
  title={Impact of disease frequency and host density on pollination and transmission of an African anther-smut fungus},
  author={H. R. Curran and L. L. Dreyer and F. Roets},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2012},
  volume={236},
  pages={1677-1685}
}
  • H. R. Curran, L. L. Dreyer, F. Roets
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Planta
  • The vast majority of flowering plants rely solely on insects for pollination. A number of pathogens have evolved mechanisms to exploit these close associations and use pollinators as vectors of infective propagules. Factors that affect pollinator movements and successful pollination may in turn also influence successful transmission of fungal spores. Here we investigate the effect of host density and the frequency of diseased Oxalis lanata individuals infected by the anther-smut fungus… CONTINUE READING
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