Sexual specialization in two tropical dioecious figs

@article{Patel1998SexualSI,
  title={Sexual specialization in two tropical dioecious figs},
  author={Aviva Patel and Doyle B. Mckey},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={115},
  pages={391-400}
}
Ficus species (figs) and their species-specific pollinator wasps are involved in an intimate mutualism in which wasps lay eggs in some ovaries of the closed inflorescences (syconia), and mature, inseminated offspring carry pollen from mature syconia to fertilize receptive inflorescences. In monoecious species, each syconium produces seeds and wasps. In functionally dioecious fig species, making up approximately half the figs worldwide, male and female functions are separated; hermaphrodite… CONTINUE READING
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