Floral traits influence pollen vectors' choices in higher elevation communities in the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains
Zhao, Yan-Hui1,2; Ren, Zong-Xin1; Lazaro, Amparo3; Wang, Hong1; Bernhardt, Peter4; Li, Hai-Dong1,2; Li, De-Zhu1,5
2016-05-24
Source PublicationBMC ECOLOGY
Volume16
AbstractBackground: How floral traits and community composition influence plant specialization is poorly understood and the existing evidence is restricted to regions where plant diversity is low. Here, we assessed whether plant specialization varied among four species-rich subalpine/alpine communities on the Yulong Mountain, SW China (elevation from 2725 to 3910 m). We analyzed two factors (floral traits and pollen vector community composition: richness and density) to determine the degree of plant specialization across 101 plant species in all four communities. Floral visitors were collected and pollen load analyses were conducted to identify and define pollen vectors. Plant specialization of each species was described by using both pollen vector diversity (Shannon's diversity index) and plant selectiveness (d' index), which reflected how selective a given species was relative to available pollen vectors.
KeywordDiversity Of Pollen Vectors Floral Display Flower Abundance Flower Shape Flower Size Flowering Duration Plant-pollen Vector Interactions Pollen Vector Density Plant Selectiveness Specialization
DOI10.1186/s12898-016-0080-1
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEcology
WOS IDWOS:000377263000001
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/26264
Collection中国科学院东亚植物多样性与生物地理学重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Div & Biogeog East Asia, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Coll Life Sci, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
3.Mediterranean Inst Adv Studies, C Miquel Marques 21, Esporles 07190, Spain
4.St Louis Univ, Dept Biol, St Louis, MO 63103 USA
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Germplasm Bank Wild Species, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China
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Zhao, Yan-Hui,Ren, Zong-Xin,Lazaro, Amparo,et al. Floral traits influence pollen vectors' choices in higher elevation communities in the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains[J]. BMC ECOLOGY,2016,16.
APA Zhao, Yan-Hui.,Ren, Zong-Xin.,Lazaro, Amparo.,Wang, Hong.,Bernhardt, Peter.,...&Li, De-Zhu.(2016).Floral traits influence pollen vectors' choices in higher elevation communities in the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains.BMC ECOLOGY,16.
MLA Zhao, Yan-Hui,et al."Floral traits influence pollen vectors' choices in higher elevation communities in the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains".BMC ECOLOGY 16(2016).
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