XTBG OpenIR  > 协同进化组
Chemical camouflage: a key process in shaping an ant-treehopper and fig-fig wasp mutualistic network
Wang, Bo; Lu, Min; Cook, James M.; Yang, Da-Rong; Dunn, Derek W.; Wang, Rui-Wu
2018
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN2045-2322
Volume8Issue:xPages:-
AbstractDifferent types of mutualisms may interact, co-evolve and form complex networks of interdependences, but how species interact in networks of a mutualistic community and maintain its stability remains unclear. In a mutualistic network between treehoppers-weaver ants and fig-pollinating wasps, we found that the cuticular hydrocarbons of the treehoppers are more similar to the surface chemical profiles of fig inflorescence branches (FIB) than the cuticular hydrocarbons of the fig wasps. Behavioral assays showed that the cuticular hydrocarbons from both treehoppers and FIBs reduce the propensity of weaver ants to attack treehoppers even in the absence of honeydew rewards, suggesting that chemical camouflage helps enforce the mutualism between weaver ants and treehoppers. High levels of weaver ant and treehopper abundances help maintain the dominance of pollinating fig wasps in the fig wasp community and also increase fig seed production, as a result of discriminative predation and disturbance by weaver ants of ovipositing non-pollinating fig wasps (NPFWs). Ants therefore help preserve this fig-pollinating wasp mutualism from over exploitation by NPFWs. Our results imply that in this mutualistic network chemical camouflage plays a decisive role in regulating the behavior of a key species and indirectly shaping the architecture of complex arthropod-plant interactions.
Department其他
KeywordOecophylla-smaragdina Weaver Ants Mimicry Plant Hydrocarbons Predation Ecology Seeds Prey Cues
Subject AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.xtbg.org.cn/handle/353005/10796
Collection协同进化组
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Wang, Bo,Lu, Min,Cook, James M.,et al. Chemical camouflage: a key process in shaping an ant-treehopper and fig-fig wasp mutualistic network[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2018,8(x):-.
APA Wang, Bo,Lu, Min,Cook, James M.,Yang, Da-Rong,Dunn, Derek W.,&Wang, Rui-Wu.(2018).Chemical camouflage: a key process in shaping an ant-treehopper and fig-fig wasp mutualistic network.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,8(x),-.
MLA Wang, Bo,et al."Chemical camouflage: a key process in shaping an ant-treehopper and fig-fig wasp mutualistic network".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 8.x(2018):-.
Files in This Item: Download All
File Name/Size DocType Version Access License
Chemical camouflage (1906KB) 开放获取CC BY-NC-SAView Download
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Wang, Bo]'s Articles
[Lu, Min]'s Articles
[Cook, James M.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Wang, Bo]'s Articles
[Lu, Min]'s Articles
[Cook, James M.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Wang, Bo]'s Articles
[Lu, Min]'s Articles
[Cook, James M.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
File name: Chemical camouflage _a key process in shaping an ant-treehopper and fig-fig wasp mutualistic network.pdf
Format: Adobe PDF
This file does not support browsing at this time
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.