research data . Dataset . 2016

The Role of Abiotic Environmental Conditions and Herbivory in Shaping Bacterial Community Composition in Floral Nectar

Samuni-Blank, Michal; Izhaki, Ido; Laviad, Sivan; Bar-Massada, Avi; Gerchman, Yoram; Halpern, Malka;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
<div><p>Identifying the processes that drive community assembly has long been a central theme in ecology. For microorganisms, a traditional prevailing hypothesis states that “everything is everywhere, but the environment selects”. Although the bacterial community in floral nectar may be affected by both atmosphere (air-borne bacteria) and animals as dispersal vectors, the environmental and geographic factors that shape microbial communities in floral nectar are unknown. We studied culturable bacterial communities in <i>Asphodelus aestivus</i> floral nectar and in its typical herbivorous bug <i>Capsodes infuscatus</i>, along an aridity gradient. Bacteria were sam...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesfungi
free text keywords: Ecology, Biological Sciences, biotechnology, Applied microbiology, microbial ecology, microbiology, abiotic, herbivory, shaping, bacterial, floral
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