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Data from: Pollinator sharing and gene flow among closely related sympatric dioecious fig taxa

Gang Wang, Charles H. Cannon & Jin Chen
Hybridization and insect pollination are widely believed to increase rates of plant diversification. The extreme diversity of figs (Ficus) and their obligate pollinators, fig wasps (Agaonidae), provides an opportunity to examine the possible role of pollinator-mediated hybridization in plant diversification. Increasing evidence suggests that pollinator sharing and hybridization occurs among fig taxa, despite relatively strict co-evolution with the pollinating wasp. Using five sympatric dioecious fig taxa and their pollinators, we examine the degree of pollinator...

Data from: Poison and alarm: the Asian hornet Vespa velutina uses sting venom volatiles as alarm pheromone

Ya-Nan Cheng, Ping Wen, Shi-Hao Dong, Ken Tan & James C. Nieh
In colonial organisms, alarm pheromones can provide a key fitness advantage by enhancing colony defense and warning of danger. Learning which species use alarm pheromone and the key compounds involved therefore enhances our understanding of how this important signal has evolved. However, our knowledge of alarm pheromones is more limited in the social wasps and hornets as compared to the social bees and ants. Vespa velutina is an economically important and widespread hornet predator that...

Data from: Higher fungal diversity is correlated with lower CO2 emissions from dead wood in a natural forest

Chunyan Yang, Douglas A. Schaefer, Weijie Liu, Viorel D. Popescu, Chenxue Yang, Xiaoyang Wang, Chunying Wu & Douglas W. Yu
Wood decomposition releases almost as much CO2 to the atmosphere as does fossil-fuel combustion, so the factors regulating wood decomposition can affect global carbon cycling. We used metabarcoding to estimate the fungal species diversities of naturally colonized decomposing wood in subtropical China and, for the first time, compared them to concurrent measures of CO2 emissions. Wood hosting more diverse fungal communities emitted less CO2, with Shannon diversity explaining 26 to 44% of emissions variation. Community...

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