Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Blastophaga psenes
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Blastophaga psenes
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Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
Blastophaga psenes is a wasp species in the genus Blastophaga. The common fig Ficus carica is pollinated by B. psenes. 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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)