Ecological Archives E087-105-A3

Netta Dorchin, Michael D. Cramer, and John H. Hoffmann. 2006. Photosynthesis and sink activity of wasp-induced galls in Acacia pycnantha. Ecology 87:1781–1791.

Appendix C. A table comparing the CO2 efflux from vegetative and reproductive galls after excision.

Comparison of the CO2 efflux (nmol·g-1·s-1) (mean ± SE; n = 6) from vegetative and reproductive galls maintained in the dark after excision (Time = 0). The average weight (mean ± SE) of the reproductive and vegetative galls was 39 ± 3 g and 32 ± 4 g, respectively. The sizes of the galls were not significantly different (Student’s t test P = 0.19). No significant differences were found between the two types of galls (F(1/10) = 0.05, P = 0.83, repeated measures ANOVA) or over time (F(2/20) = 0.16, P = 0.85).

Time (h)

Reproductive gall

Vegetative gall

1

0.33 ± 0.06

0.37 ± 0.07

6

0.32 ± 0.06

0.31 ± 0.06

18

0.34 ± 0.11

0.35 ± 0.07



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