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Novel Consequences of Bird Pollination for Plant Mating

Krauss, Siegy; Phillips, Ryan; Karron, Jeffrey D.; Johnson, Steven D.; Roberts, David G.; Hopper, Stephen D.

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Pollinator behaviour has profound effects on plant mating. Pollinators are predicted to minimise energetic costs during foraging bouts by moving between nearby flowers. However, a review of plant mating system studies reveals a mismatch between behavioural predictions and pollen-mediated gene dispersal in bird-pollinated plants. Paternal diversity of these plants is twice that of plants pollinated solely by insects. Comparison with the behaviour of other pollinator groups suggests that birds...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/244954
Source: Trends in Plant Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2017.03.005

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