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dc.contributor.author Jordano, Pedro
dc.coverage.spatial World
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-25T18:41:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-25T18:41:13Z
dc.date.issued 1995-02
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.9tb73
dc.identifier.citation Jordano P (1995) Angiosperm fleshy fruits and seed dispersers: a comparative analysis of adaptation and constraints in plant-animal interactions. American Naturalist 145(2): 163-191.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.46978
dc.description Variation in phenotypic traits of angiosperm fleshy fruits has been explained as the result of adaptations to their mutualistic seed dispersers. By analyzing the information available on fleshy fruit characteristics of 910 angiosperm species, I assess the hypothesis of evolutionary association between fruit phenotypic traits and type of seed disperser (birds, mammals, and mixed dispersers) and address explicitly and quantitatively alternative null hypotheses about phylogenetic effects. Phylogenetic affinity among plant taxa is accounted for by comparative methods including nested ANOVA, phylogenetic autocorrelation, and independent contrasts. Averaging over the 16 fruit traits examined, phylogenetic effects down to genus level explain 61% of total variance. Phylogenetic autocorrelations are strong among close relatives, reaching significance for 11 of the 16 fruit traits examined. When assessed by independent contrast methods, correlated evolution between type of disperser and fruit traits is confined to fruit diameter. Differences among dispersal syndromes in other traits vanish after accounting for phylogenetic effects. These analyses reveal that seed dispersal syndromes are not entirely interpretable as current adaptations to seed dispersers. Their status as exaptations can be assessed by combining experimental studies of natural selection on fruit size and rigorous comparative and cladistic tests of adaptational hypotheses.
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.9tb73/1
dc.relation.isreferencedby http://www.jstor.org/stable/2463122
dc.subject fruit size
dc.subject seed size
dc.subject pulp nutrient content
dc.subject angiosperms
dc.title Data from: Angiosperm fleshy fruits and seed dispersers: a comparative analysis of adaptation and constraints in plant-animal interactions
dc.type Article *
dwc.ScientificName Magnoliophyta
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Jordano, Pedro
prism.publicationName The American Naturalist

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Description The FRUBASE database, a huge dataset of fleshy fruit traits compiled from bibliographic references and my own work. Data are provided for more than 1000 plant species from all around the world. The FRUBASE package accompanies: Jordano, P. 1995. Angiosperm fleshy fruits and seed dispersers: a comparative analysis of adaptation and constraints in plant-animal interactions. American Naturalist 145: 163-191. It contains a copy of the main data file used for this paper, as well as other accompanying files (see below). Nomenclature and taxonomic arrangement follows Stevens, P. F. (2001 onwards). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 8, June 2007. http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/. This scheme follows: A.P.G. [= Angiosperm Phylogeny Group] II. 2003. An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG II. Bot. J. Linnean Soc. 141: 399-436. Also see https://github.com/pedroj/FRUBASE.
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