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Posts Tagged: Ecology Letters

Surprising Research Results: What the Microbes in Nectar Revealed

Researchers studied the microbes in the nectar of the sticky monkeyflower, Mimulus auranticus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's surprising what the microbes in nectar can reveal. Take the nectar of the sticky monkeyflower, Mimulus auranticus. UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette and colleague Tadashi Fukami of Stanford University decided to examine microbial...

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:03 PM

Bring on the Tourists!

Assassin bug. Pselliopus spinicollis, feeding on dead Drosophila. (Photo by Sam Beck)

It's a case of a sticky situation benefitting a plant. Or more precisely, dead fruit flies or carrion on a tarweed plant can benefit the plant in more ways that most people would ever think about, say researchers in the UC Davis Department of...

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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