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The evolutionary biology of pollination: studies in a genus of australian sexually deceptive orchids

Whitehead, Michael Robert

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There are few other structures in nature from which evolution has generated such wide diversity as the flower or inflorescence, and this diversity is commonly attributed to the influence of their animal visitors. By outsourcing their mate choice to pollinators, plants have left themselves - and especially their flowers - subject to the selective forces imposed by the behaviour, cognition and perception of the pollinators that serve them. The orchids provide some of the most remarkable and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-07-31
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10260

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