Drosophila Regulate Yeast Density and Increase Yeast Community Similarity in a Natural Substrate

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Stamps, Judy A.; Yang, Louie H.; Morales, Vanessa M.; Boundy-Mills, Kyria L.;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 7,issue 7 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042238, pmc: PMC3409142
  • Subject: Animal Models | Research Article | Drosophila Melanogaster | Microbial Ecology | Ecology | Species Interactions | Niche Construction | Biology | Behavioral Ecology | Animal Behavior | Community Ecology | Microbiology | Medicine | Yeast | Q | R | Community Structure | Model Organisms | Science | Entomology | Spatial and Landscape Ecology | Mycology | Community Assembly | Zoology
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | animal structures | fungi

Drosophila melanogaster adults and larvae, but especially larvae, had profound effects on the densities and community structure of yeasts that developed in banana fruits. Pieces of fruit exposed to adult female flies previously fed fly-conditioned bananas developed high... View more
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