Phenotype Matching in Yuccas & Yucca Moths: Is

Phenotype Matching in Yuccas & Yucca Moths: Is

Phenotype Matching in Yuccas & Yucca Moths: Is it Coevolution? http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Darwin and Coevolution Angraecum sesquipedale Nectar spur

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Fertilised by Insects http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Darwin and Coevolution Angraecum sesquipedale Xanthopan morganii praedicta http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf

http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Measuring reciprocal natural selection in the Joshua tree - Yucca Moth Mutualism http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Natural History of the Yucca - Yucca Moth Mutualism Yucca moths (Tegeticula spp) pollinate the flowers,

and oviposit into ovules. http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Natural History of the Yucca - Yucca Moth Mutualism Yucca moths (Tegeticula spp) pollinate the flowers, and oviposit into ovules.

Larvae feed inside fruit and eat a portion of the seeds. http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF Photo: Olle Pellmyr http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Natural History of the Yucca - Yucca Moth Mutualism Unique / unusual morphological features

associated with the interaction. Female moths have uniquely-derived tentacle mouthparts for carrying pollen. http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF (Pellmyr and Krenn, 2002) http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Natural History of the Yucca - Yucca Moth Mutualism

Unique / unusual morphological features associated with the interaction. Terminal abdominal segments modified to form a blade-like ovipositor. (Klots, 1970) Schematic of the yucca-moth abdomen

http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Natural History of the Yucca - Yucca Moth Mutualism Unique / unusual morphological features associated with the interaction. During oviposition the moth cuts into the flower, and lays her

eggs in contact with the Oviposition behavior in T. synthetica ovules. http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Macroevolutionary Pattern: Phenotype Matching Moth ovipositors vary significantly between species.

Variation in ovipositors http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html (Pellmyr, 1999) Macroevolutionary Pattern: Phenotype Matching Moth ovipositors vary significantly between species. Across Species,

Length of Moth Ovipositors is Correlated with Ovary Thickness at the Point of Oviposition. Matching in Yuccas & Yucca Moths http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html SCRP Students

1. Field Research: Spring Break and Early Summer 2. Ecological Experiments: How do differences in ovipositor length effect fitness. 3. Genetic and genomic tools: What genes control floral morphology? Are they under selection? http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=115956&org=NSF http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/Smith.MOJAScience-Newsletter-4-2010.pdf http://www.lvrj.com/news/joshua-tree-yucca-moth-evolution-fascinates-researchers-119987234.html Learn More http://www.willamette.edu/~csmith/ChrisSmith.htm

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