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Barcode data: Blastophaga psenes

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Blastophaga psenes

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Blastophaga psenes

Blastophaga psenes is a wasp species in the genus Blastophaga. The common fig Ficus carica is pollinated by B. psenes.[2] Some cultivars of domestic fig trees are parthenocarpic and don't need to be pollinated by B. psenes to produce fruits. These fruits are seedless and the sterile parthenocarpic cultivars can therefore only be propagated vegetatively.[3]

B. psenes is also the vector of the plant parasitic nematode Schistonchus caprifici (Aphelenchoididae). This species is also transported by the cleptoparasite Philotrypesis caricae (Agaonidae).[1]

The female (left) and male Blastophaga psenes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vovlas, Nicola; Alessandra Larizza (1996). "Relationships of Schistonchus caprifici (Aphelenchoididae) with fig inflorescences, the fig pollinator Blastophaga psenes, and its cleptoparasite Philotrypesis caricae". Fundamental and Applied Nematology 19 (5): 443–448. 
  2. ^ The Stability of the Symbiosis between Dioecious Figs and Their Pollinators: A Study of Ficus carica L. and Blastophaga psenes L. F. Kjellberg, P.-H. Gouyon, M. Ibrahim, M. Raymond and G. Valdeyron, Evolution, July 1987, Volume 41, Number 4, pages 693-704, JSTOR 2408881
  3. ^ The pollinisation of the fig tree (Ficus carica L.) and its control in horticulture. Finn Kjellberg and Georges Valdeyron, Acta Oecologica, Oecol. Gener., 1984, volume 5, number 4, pages 407-412, (article)
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