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Flower Blasts Pollen At Birds
2014-07-04 03:22:40

A small tree or shrub found in mountainous Central and South American rainforests has a most unusual relationship with the birds that pollinate its flowers, according to a study reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 3.

Betrayal By Bees Could Have Huge Impact On Plant Reproduction
2013-07-23 09:05:30

A new study led by Emory University finds removing even one species of bumblebee from an ecosystem has a swift and clear impact: the floral “sweethearts” of that species produce significantly fewer seeds.

2013-03-05 14:06:21

New research has shown that certain Australian native flowers have shifted away from using insects as pollinators and evolved their flower color to the red hues favored by birds.

The Pollination Game Is Greatly Affected By A Changing Climate
2013-03-01 12:34:02

The relationships among species change over time as shifts in an ecosystem begin to affect the organisms living in them. New research has found that these relationships have been significantly altered over the past 120 years.

Electric Flowers Help Bees Pick Up Pollen
2013-02-22 11:25:13

A new study has shown that the bees are able to use an electrical charge emitted by flowers to interact with the nectar-bearing plants and pick up pollen.

2012-11-21 15:06:30

How flowers have evolved particular colors, shapes and scents to attract pollinators has long fascinated ecologists.

2011-11-11 14:16:18

In plants that rely on animals for pollination, the number of seeds they produce, or their relative fitness, is influenced by pollinator visits and the successful deposition of pollen.

2011-10-26 13:07:32

Bees, bats, and moths all follow their noses in search of food from flowers.

2011-09-06 12:41:14

Across the western Cape of South Africa can be found small plants in the Iris family called Babiana.

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2011-01-31 11:41:27

Scientists have discovered why orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants - it is all down to their relationships with the bees that pollinate them and the fungi that nourish them.


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