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Botanists explore how mint makes a home for ants and mites

Domatia in a member of the mint family are caused by cell proliferation, not leaf rolling

Final course: ‘Coffee’… *

Or, rather, something to ponder as you finish your meal, maybe with a coffee. Whatever your food(s) of choice, you need the right equipment...

Ant pollination in Brazilian savanna

Ant–plant associations are widely diverse and distributed throughout the world, leading to complex ecological networks. Regarding ant–plant mutualism, ant pollination is a very rare...

Investment in reward by ant-dispersed plants

Myrmecochory is a mutualistic interaction in which ants disperse the seeds of plants. The defining feature of such plants is the elaiosome, a lipid...

Employing plant functional groups to advance seed dispersal ecology and conservation

Plants rely on seed dispersal vectors — for example, animals, wind and water — to move across the landscape. Through dispersal, plants may experience...

The diversity and evolution of pollination systems in the Apocynaceae

Interactions between flowering plants and their pollinators are known to be responsible for part of the tremendous diversity of the angiosperms, currently thought to...

Botanists set the relationship status of Plants, Pollinators and Antagonists to “It’s complicated”

What happens when a flower is eaten or pollinated? A study in the American Journal of Botany shows one interaction can impact in an unexpected way on another.

The potential for phenological mismatch between a perennial herb and its ground-nesting bee pollinator

Flowering time is shifting with climate change. Pollinators may respond differently to changes in temperature and moisture than the flowers they visit, resulting in...

Diurnal and nocturnal pollination in a nursery-pollinated species

Nursery pollination is an unusual plant–insect interaction in which an insect is both pollinator and seed-predator. Depending on the abundance of the nursery pollinator...

Inflorescence arrangement and nursery pollinator occupancy

Nursery pollination systems are excellent biological models to study how obligated plant-insect mutualisms function and have evolved. Jácome-Flores et al. investigated whether and how...

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The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP) is extremely rich in species, but why? One recent explanation is the mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis (MGH) by Mosbrugger et...

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Oaks are the dominant species of tree in many Mediterranean forests. However, the climate of the Mediterranean basin is predicted to change...

How Important Is Leaf Realism in Functional-Structural Plant Modelling?

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