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Inquiline effects on a multilocular gall community

Domenii publicaţii > Biologie + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Zoltán László, Béla Tóthmérész

Editorial: ACTA ZOOLOGICA ACADEMIAE SCIENTIARUM HUNGARICAE, 52(4), p.373-383, 2006.

Rezumat:

The influence of inquiline on the gall of Diplolepis rosae (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) and its
community was investigated. It is expectable that inquilines should cause major changes in the
gall-community. Evidences for inquiline effect on multilocular galls are provided and the result
suggests that the outcome shows similarity with unilocular ones. Gall size, number of
emerged individuals and diversity increased significantly for inquilined galls. Inquiline-free
galls showed highly significant positive correlation between gall size and number of emerged
individuals. The presence of inquiline entirely annihilated the correlation between gall size
and number of emerged individuals. This radical change implied within relationships of gall
size and specimen number indicates that inquilines play an important role in shaping the community
structure of D. rosae gall.

Cuvinte cheie: Cynipidae, Diplolepis rosae, species diversity, gall size, number of emerged specimens, Periclistus brandtii, polythalamous gall