- Why do fig wasps actively pollinate monoecious figs?
Centre d Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive, CNRS, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Oecologia 134:381-7. 2003
..The stigmatic platform characterising actively pollinated figs is probably an adaptation to increase pollen dispersion within the fig...
- Convergence and coevolution in a mutualism: evidence from a molecular phylogeny of Ficus
Centre d Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive CNRS, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier, France
Evolution 57:1255-69. 2003
..In light of previous ecological studies on mutualism, we discuss the adaptive significance of these correlations and what they can tell us about the coevolutionary process occurring between figs and their pollinators...
- Labile male morphology and intraspecific male polymorphism in the Philotrypesis fig wasps
Department of Genetics University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Mol Phylogenet Evol 33:706-18. 2004
..This study, also suggests that seemingly complex phenotypes, such as winged males, can evolve several times and can even be recreated after having been lost...
- Patterns of diversification of Afrotropical Otiteselline fig wasps: phylogenetic study reveals a double radiation across host figs and conservatism of host association
Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
J Evol Biol 19:253-66. 2006
..The diversification of ecological niches within the fig is probably, with cospeciation, one of the key factors explaining the diversification and maintenance of species of parasites of the fig/pollinator system...
- Pollination mode in fig wasps: the predictive power of correlated traits
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Laboratoire d Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, 1919 Route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Proc Biol Sci 268:1113-21. 2001
..Despite frequent loss, active pollination remains the predominant mode of pollination in Ficus...
- Oviposition strategies, host coercion and the stable exploitation of figs by wasps
Douglas W Yu
Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation CEEC and the School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Proc Biol Sci 271:1185-95. 2004
..Our approach provides a mechanistic implementation of this idea, with potential applications to other mutualisms and to theories of virulence...
- One fig to bind them all: host conservatism in a fig wasp community unraveled by cospeciation analyses among pollinating and nonpollinating fig wasps
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, Campus International de Baillarguet, CS 30 016, 34 988 Montferrier sur Lez, France
Evolution 62:1777-97. 2008