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SYMBIOSIS (2008) 45, xxxx 2008 Balaban, Philadelphia/Rehovot ISSN 0334-5114 Reconstructing the phylogeny of figs (Ficus, Moraceae) to reveal
 

Summary: SYMBIOSIS (2008) 45, xx­xx ©2008 Balaban, Philadelphia/Rehovot ISSN 0334-5114
Reconstructing the phylogeny of figs (Ficus, Moraceae) to reveal
the history of the fig pollination mutualism
N. Rųnsted1,2*
, G.D. Weiblen2
, W.L. Clement2
, N.J.C. Zerega2,3
, and V. Savolainen1
1
Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3DS, UK;
2
Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, 1445 Gortner Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA,
Email. n.ronsted@kew.org;
3
Present address: Northwestern University, Program in Plant Biology and Conservation, 2205 Tech Drive,
Evanston, IL 60208, and Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, USA
(Received February 20, 2007; Accepted April 26, 2007)
Abstract
Figs (Ficus, Moraceae) constitute one of the largest genera of flowering plants with ca. 750 species worldwide. While the
extraordinary mutualism between figs and their pollinating wasps has received attention for decades, we are only just

  

Source: Ault, James R. - Chicago Botanic Garden
Weiblen, George D - Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology