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Display all details of 3D pollination biology of cacao Despite the economic importance of chocolate and that insect pollinators have been shown to limit cacao crop yields, little is known about the highly specialized pollination biology of Theobroma cacao L., and even less about its relatives, Byttneria spp., Ayenia spp., and Guazuma spp. For pollination, insects must go through Cacao’s bizarre petals (petal sacs) to come into contact with the pollen-containing anthers. Then, they need to either escape the petals and fly to another flower (for cross pollination) or come into contact with the pollen-receiving stigma (for self pollination). Acquiring and depositing pollen via movement through these intricate 3-dimensional structures is size- and geometry-specific. For example, if an insect is too small or not the right shape, it could crawl through the flower without interacting with the anthers or stigma at all. Ceratopogonid midges (Diptera) are often named cacao’s main pollinator, but field studies have found higher visitation rates for other small dipterans. It is also possible that different insects are responsible for population across cacao’s range. To determine the functional size limits of cacao’s pollinators, 3D measurements of floral structures can be used and compared with suspected pollinator dimensions to make hypotheses on which floral visitors are most likely to be successful. To precisely quantify plant-pollinator geometry and functional size limits of an effective pollinator for cacao and its relatives, we are using microcomputed tomography (micro-CT) and 3D geometric morphometrics. Wolcott, Katherine 0 0
Display all details of Discovery Trunk - Skulls (Red) List of Specimens in the Trunk Skull 1 - Groundhog Skull 2 - Coyote Skull 3 - Virginia Opossum Skull 4 - Groundhog Skull 5 - American Badger Skull 6 - Gray Fox Skull 7 - North American Raccoon Skull 8 - Bulldog Skull 9 - Red Fox Skull 10 - White-Tailed Deer Skull 11 - Domestic Pig Skull 12 - American Badger Skull 13 - North American Raccoon Skull 14 - Virginia Opossum Skull 15 - American Black Bear Skull 16 - American Mink Hefner Museum of Natural History 4 2
Display all details of UF Photogrammetry scans at the Florida Museum of Natural History Photogrammetry scans of biological and cultural heritage collection objects by the Digital Imaging Division at the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH). Zach Randall 114 57
Display all details of Carnivoran pelvic bones This project houses 3D surface scans of carnivoran pelvic bones that were used to examine form-function relationships between pelvic shape and locomotor function within a phylogenetic context in the following publication: Lewton KL, Brankovic R, Byrd WA, Cruz D, Morales J, Shin S. 2020. The effects of phylogeny, body size, and locomotor behavior on the three-dimensional shape of the pelvis in extant carnivorans. PeerJ 8:e8574 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.8574 56 56
Display all details of Foramina and brain perfusion in mammals and birds Repository of specimens used in the doctoral thesis of Thomas Jack Nelson. Nelson, Thomas 24 12
Display all details of Ichthyornis Postcranial Anatomy Benito, Juan 211 43
Display all details of Passerine Carpometacarpus Volumes and 3D meshes of passerine scans used in the study Steell, E.M., Nguyen, J.M.T., Benson, R.B.J. & Field, D.J (2022) Comparative anatomy of the passerine carpometacarpus helps illuminate the early fossil record of crown Passeriformes. Journal of Anatomy, 00, 1–15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.13761 Lizzy Steell 162 84
Display all details of CT data of Jianfengia multisegmentalis Yu Liu 4 3
Display all details of Functional analysis of the respiratory organs of an obligate air-breathing, aquatic snail (Pomacea canaliculata, Ampullariidae) Ampullariids are freshwater gastropods bearing a gill and a lung, thus showing different degrees of amphibiousness. In particular, Pomacea canaliculata (Caenogastropoda, Ampullariidae) is an obligate air-breather that relies mainly or solely on the lung for dwelling in poorly oxygenated waters, for avoiding predators, while burying in the mud during aestivation, and for oviposition above water level. In this project, we studied the morphological features of the respiratory organs, namely the gill and the lung, and those organs that aid in the different breathing behaviors of this species. This research was published with the following citation: Rodriguez C, Prieto GI, Vega IA, Castro-Vazquez A. 2021. Morphological grounds for the obligate aerial respiration of an aquatic snail: functional and evolutionary perspectives. PeerJ 9:e10763 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10763 3 2
Display all details of Skeletal Morphology of Stygobitic Ictalurids Ichthyologists at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the University of Texas at Austin Biodiversity Center are compiling High Resolution CT Scans of rarely collected stygobitic catfishes in the family Ictaluridae. The goal of this project is to shed new light on the skeletal morphology and systematics of these species. 31 2
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