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dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-28T17:28:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-28T17:28:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/105578
dc.description.abstract Every organism on Earth must cope with a multitude of species interactions both directly and indirectly throughout its life cycle. However, how selection from multiple species occupying different trophic levels affects diffuse mutualisms has received little attention. As a result, how a given species amalgamates the combined effects of selection from multiple mutualists and antagonists to enhance its own fitness remains little understood. We investigated how multispecies interactions (frugivorous birds, ants, fruit flies, and parasitoid wasps) generate selection on fruit display traits in a seed dispersal mutualism. We used structural equation models to assess whether seed dispersers (frugivorous birds and ants) exerted phenotypic selection on fruit and seed traits in the Spiny Hackberry (Celtis ehrenbergiana), a fleshy-fruited tree, and how these selection regimes were influenced by fruit fly infestation and wasp parasitoidism levels. Birds exerted negative correlational selection on the combination of fruit crop size and mean seed weight, favoring either large crops with small seeds or small crops with large seeds. Parasitoids selected plants with higher fruit fly infestation levels, and fruit flies exerted positive directional selection on fruit size, which was positively correlated with seed weight. Therefore, higher parasitoidism indirectly correlated with higher plant fitness through increased bird fruit removal. In addition, ants exerted negative directional selection on mean seed weight. Our results show that strong selection on phenotypic traits may still arise in perceived diffuse species interactions. Overall, we emphasize the need to consider diverse direct and indirect partners to achieve a better understanding of the mechanisms driving phenotypic trait evolution in multispecies interactions. en
dc.format El conjunto de datos se compone de un archivo .zip que contiene datos sobre los experimentos realizados en el trabajo citado. es
dc.language es es
dc.subject plant-animal interactions es
dc.subject seeds es
dc.subject ants es
dc.title Data from: Selection on fruit traits is mediated by the interplay between frugivorous birds, fruit flies, parasitoid wasps, and seed-dispersing ants en
dc.type Conjunto de datos es
sedici.identifier.uri https://datadryad.org/stash/dataset/doi:10.5061/dryad.gxd2547hn es
sedici.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.gxd2547hn es
sedici.creator.person Palacio, Facundo Xavier es
sedici.creator.person Siepielski, Adam es
sedici.creator.person Lacoretz, Mariela es
sedici.creator.person Ordano, Mariano es
sedici.subject.materias Zoología es
sedici.description.fulltext true es
mods.originInfo.place Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo es
sedici.subtype Conjunto de datos es
sedici.rights.license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
sedici.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
sedici.relation.isRelatedWith http://sedici.unlp.edu.ar/handle/10915/105610 es
dc.date.created 2020
dc.format.medium Dataset used to analyze the ant fruit and seed removal experiment and to fit piecewise structural equation models. es
sedici.subject.ford Ciencias naturales es


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