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Leonardo Dapporto
University of Florence
BiogeographyNestEcologyPopulationBiology
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#1Stefano ScalercioH-Index: 10
#2Alessandro Cini (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 14
Last. Roger Vila (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 28
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Populations inhabiting Mediterranean islands often show contrasting genetic lineages, even on islands that were connected to the mainland during glacial maxima. This pattern is generated by forces acting in historical and contemporary times. Understanding these phenomena requires comparative studies integrating genetic structure, functional traits and dispersal constraints. Using as a model the butterfly species living across the Messina strait (3 km wide) separating Sicily from the Italian Peni...
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#1Adele Bordoni (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 1
#2G. Mocilnik (UniFI: University of Florence)
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Stingless bees often associate with termites, while association with ants is uncommon due to the high costs related to the aggressiveness of ants. Few combative genera of stingless bees can associate with a larger number of hosts, including ants. Here, we describe for the first time the association between a stingless bee (Partamona testacea) and the aggressive predator bullet ant (Paraponera clavata). In the study area, the colonies of P. testacea we spotted were all associated with P. clavata ...
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#1Leonardo Platania (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 1
#2Raluca Vodă (UNITO: University of Turin)H-Index: 6
Last. Leonardo Dapporto (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 27
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#2Leonardo Dapporto (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 27
Last. Stefano ScalercioH-Index: 10
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The partitioning of β-diversity is a recurrent practice in biogeographic and ecological studies that can provide key insights for land management, such as identification of biodiversity hot-spots. In this study, we used Baselga’s metrics to measure the contribution of spatial turnover (βsim) and nestedness-resultant dissimilarity (βnes) to overall β-diversity (βsor) within- and between-forest types. We analyzed a presence/absence dataset concerning 593 species of nocturnal Lepidoptera sampled wi...
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#1Adele Bordoni (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 1
#2Irene Tatini (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 1
Last. Leonardo Dapporto (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 27
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Abstract Like vertebrates, invertebrates evolved acquired immunity based on memory-like mechanisms, known as immunization. Immunization and its transmission among individuals are phylogenetically ancestral and conserved characters that have been reported in different insect orders. Physiological mechanisms are still largely unknown, and the high variability in responses in different host-parasite systems led to different conclusions. In social insect species, the complex organization of colonies...
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#1Leonardo DapportoH-Index: 27
#2Brunella PeritoH-Index: 15
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#1Adele Bordoni (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 1
#2Zuzana Matejkova (Charles University in Prague)
Last. Stefano Turillazzi (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 43
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Nest architecture is a fundamental character shaping immune strategies of social insects. The arboreal ant Temnothorax unifasciatus nests in cavities such as oak galls where the entire colony lives in a unique small chamber. In these conditions, physiological and behavioural strategies likely prevail over compartmentalisation and are presumably tuned with colony size. We designed two experiments to study chemical and behavioural immune strategies against the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium a...
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#1Alessandro CiniH-Index: 14
#2Federico CappaH-Index: 8
Last. Rita CervoH-Index: 22
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Nestmate recognition, i.e. the ability to discriminate nestmates from foreign individuals, is a crucial feature of insect societies and it has been traditionally considered to be predominantly based on chemical cues. Recent empirical evidence however suggests a relevant plasticity in the use of different communication channels according to cue availability and reliability in different contexts. In particular, visual cues have been shown to influence various types of social recognition in several...
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#2Di Paola M (UniFI: University of Florence)
Last. Duccio CavalieriH-Index: 37
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Trained immunity is the enhanced response of the innate immune system to a secondary infection after an initial encounter with a microorganism. This non-specific response to reinfection is a primitive form of adaptation that has been shown to be conserved from plants to mammals. Insects lack an acquired immune component and rely solely on an innate one and they have expanded it upon traits of plasticity and adaptation against pathogens in the form of immune priming. The recent discoveries of the...
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#1Leonardo Dapporto (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 27
#2Alessandro Cini (UniFI: University of Florence)H-Index: 14
Last. Roger Vila (UPF: Pompeu Fabra University)H-Index: 28
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