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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Gall influence on flower production in Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae)
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Malves, Kira
Coelho, Flávia de Freitas
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Plant-insect interactions
Insect gall
Solanum lycocarpum
Interações planta-inseto
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Pakistan Botanical Society 2015
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: MALVES, K.; COELHO, F. de F. Gall influence on flower production in Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae). Pakistan Journal of Botany, [S. l.], v. 47, n. 2, p. 731-734, 2015.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: The aim of this study was to determine if there is a negative influence on the flower production in Solanum lycocarpum (Solanaceae), due to the attack of gall inductor herbivores. 120 individuals were analyzed and compared as to the relation between presence and absence of galls and flower production. All flowers were collected from these individuals, so that the following characteristics could be compared: number of flowers, flower size (cm) and biomass (g) in plants with and without galls. Although these flowers are produced during the whole year, we found a greater number of flowers in plants without galls, being that plants without galls showed approximately four times more flowers than plants with galls. The flowers length in plants without galls was greater than flowers in plants with galls. The flower biomass of the individuals without galls was also higher than in individuals with galls. The results are pursuant to the hypothesis that producing galls demands a high energetic effort from these plants, resulting in nutrient allocation and decrease in flowers formation.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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