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Honeybees much less effective than native pollinators for Lepechinia floribunda

It's not just a matter of number of visits, a pollinator has to arrive at the right time too.

The role of ultraviolet reflectance and pattern in the pollination system of Hypoxis camerooniana

It's the colours you cannot see that are important to the bees of Cameroon.

What! Plants can hear water???

The idea that plants can hear is controversial, but Nigel Chaffey finds the evidence keeps building.

Flow cytometric analysis of bee pollen loads

Kron et al. use flow cytometry to characterize pollen loads from individual bees, using DNA content as a species marker,

Co-flowering species and pollination interactions

The presence of co-flowering species can alter pollinator foraging behaviour and positively or negatively affect reproductive success of individual species. Liao et al. investigate interactions...

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Complex interplay of responses when plants experience canopy shading

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Simulated Herbivory Leads Grasses to Pass Fungal Symbionts to Their Offspring

Many grasses host symbiotic fungi, Epichlo√ę spp. These fungi can help grasses tolerate herbivory, or help repel herbivores. But how do these...

The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson

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X-ray dose limits for microscopy lower than we thought

Subtle damage to hydrated tissue occurs at a far lower dosage than previously thought, and may be difficult to recognize.