Studies on the diversity of yeasts in floral nectar were first carried out in the late 19th century. A narrow group of fermenting, osmophilous ascomycetes were regarded as exclusive specialists able to populate this unique and species poor environment. More recently, it became apparent that microorganisms might play an important role in the process of plant pollination. Despite the importance of these nectar dwelling yeasts, knowledge of the factors that drive their diversity and species composition is scarce.

Mittelbach, M., Yurkov, A.M., Nocentini, D., Nepi, M., Weigend, M., Begerow, D. (2015). Nectar sugars and bird visitation define a floral niche for basidiomycetous yeast on the Canary Islands. BMC ECOLOGY, 15(1) [10.1186/s12898-015-0036-x].

Nectar sugars and bird visitation define a floral niche for basidiomycetous yeast on the Canary Islands

NOCENTINI, DANIELE;NEPI, MASSIMO;
2015-01-01

Abstract

Studies on the diversity of yeasts in floral nectar were first carried out in the late 19th century. A narrow group of fermenting, osmophilous ascomycetes were regarded as exclusive specialists able to populate this unique and species poor environment. More recently, it became apparent that microorganisms might play an important role in the process of plant pollination. Despite the importance of these nectar dwelling yeasts, knowledge of the factors that drive their diversity and species composition is scarce.
Mittelbach, M., Yurkov, A.M., Nocentini, D., Nepi, M., Weigend, M., Begerow, D. (2015). Nectar sugars and bird visitation define a floral niche for basidiomycetous yeast on the Canary Islands. BMC ECOLOGY, 15(1) [10.1186/s12898-015-0036-x].
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