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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.

Variation in the degree of reciprocal herkogamy affects the degree of legitimate pollination in a distylous species, Primula chungensis

Distyly is a well-known floral syndrome, first identified by Charles Darwin, characterised by the flowers within a population showing reciprocal placement of the anthers...

Pollen limitation and reproductive assurance in a fragmented landscape

Humans have transformed landscapes, leaving remnant habitats embedded within a complex matrix. For many plants, the associated factors of decreased population size and increased...

All bees are equal – but some are more equal than others

Honey bees are good pollinators - but they may pose a threat to endangered plant species.

Sterile flowers promote female reproductive success

Large floral displays attract pollinators but can also promote among-flower self-pollination (geitonogamy). Morales et al. assess the effects of the presence of sterile flowers and...

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Complex interplay of responses when plants experience canopy shading

Plants react to both decreased red:far red ratio and decreased photosynthetically active radiation, and in different ways.

Simulated Herbivory Leads Grasses to Pass Fungal Symbionts to Their Offspring

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

The Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson

(or Gardening to Save the Planet) On my every growing to-do list is create...

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.