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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 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...

A review of European studies on pollination networks and pollen limitation, and a case study designed to fill in a gap

Europe has a long history of human use of grassland ecosystems as hay meadows, yet these ecosystems have very high biodiversity. These ecosystems have...

Bees look for more than just a warm reception from flowers

Not only can insects view ultraviolet patterns in flowers, they also seem to be sensitive enough to be able to sense heat patterns in flowers too.

What happens if bees disappear?

New research shows that loss of a group of pollinators doesn't always have a predictable decline in pollination success.

Getting out in the sun can lead to better sex

What could make sex better for a plant? When it brings in new genes from other plants. And this is what happens when faba beans get heat stress.

Plants with similar colours attract different pollinators

Different pollinator groups (bees, ants, wasps, flies, beetles and butterflies) preferentially visit flowers of certain colours. Interestingly, these colour preferences match the predictions of...

Pollinators and corolla shape robustness in Brassicaceae

How pollinators may influence the integration and developmental robustness of angiosperm flowers is still unknown. Using geometric morphometrics, Gómez et al. studied the evolution...

Long-tongued hawkmoths form a pollination niche

The study highlights the value of a niche perspective for understanding the geographical context and functional significance of floral traits.

Climate change reduces nectar secretion in two common Mediterranean plants

The negative effect of climate change on plants and plant–pollinator interactions is a matter of concern worldwide. The Mediterranean region is considered particularly susceptible...

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