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Title: Figweb
Creator: van Noort, Simon; Rasplus, Jean-Yves
Publisher: Iziko Museum
Abstract: This web site deals with figs (Ficus spp., Moraceae) and fig wasps, which belong to five hymenoptera families (Agaonidae, Pteromalidae, Ormyridae, Eurytomidae & Torymidae). All species in the family Agaonidae breed in figs, but the Pteromalidae, Ormyridae, Eurytomidae and Torymidae only have a very small proportion of their total species associated with figs. The relationship of the pollinating fig wasps with their host fig tree is an obligate mutualism: the tree relies on the wasps for pollen dispersal and pollination, and in turn the wasps can only reproduce in the florets within the fig. This web site offers a lot of information about this extraordinary ecological interaction. For the figs as well as the fig wasps checklists, classification and identification keys are provided. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Figs (Introduction, Classification, Index to Species, Keys) / Fig Wasps (Diversity, Keys, Checklists) / Biology / Research / References.
Subject: Synecology and population biology (577.8);
Hamamelididae (583.4);
Hymenoptera (595.79)
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Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-12-15
Metadata provider: SDEI
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