The relationship between Wyeomyia smithii and Metriocnemus knabi larvae and the insectivorous plant, Sarracenia purpurea.

Show simple item record Brown, Kate en_US Burkett, Emily en_US Johnson, Genevieve en_US Plaxton, Michelle en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Inverness Mud Lake Bog en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Grass Bay - Cheboygan Co. en_US 2007-06-14T22:27:31Z 2007-06-14T22:27:31Z 1995 en_US
dc.description.abstract Species coexistence may lead to specialized interactions. The abundance or limitation of resources may be an integral factor in determining which adaptations species evolve. The relationship between the pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea, and the larvae, Wyeomyia smithii and Metriocnemus knabi, that inhabit its water-filled pitcher, was investigated. Because the environment S. purpurea inhabits is nitrogen poor, nitrogen was assumed to be an indicator of plant fitness. The relationship between the larvae and the plant was determined by examining the correlation between larval biomass, detrital biomass, the total amount of solid nitrogen in the detritus, and the total amount of soluble nitrogen in pitcher water. There was no significant correlation among these variables. Thus, the relationship between S. purpurea and the two insect species was found to be neither nutualistic nor parasitic but commensal, and to have no direct correlation with plant fitness as measured by available nitrogen. en_US
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dc.subject General Ecology en_US
dc.subject.classification Bog en_US
dc.subject.classification Dune and Swale Complex en_US
dc.subject.other VASCULAR en_US
dc.subject.other PLANTS en_US
dc.subject.other AQUATIC en_US
dc.subject.other NUTRIENTS en_US
dc.subject.other NITROGEN en_US
dc.subject.other WYEOMYIA en_US
dc.subject.other METRIOCNEMUS en_US
dc.subject.other INSECTS en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other INSECTIVORY en_US
dc.subject.other MOSQUITOS en_US
dc.subject.other MIDGES en_US
dc.subject.other COMMENSALISM en_US
dc.subject.other FITNESS en_US
dc.title The relationship between Wyeomyia smithii and Metriocnemus knabi larvae and the insectivorous plant, Sarracenia purpurea. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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