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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]

dc.contributor.authorKrauss, Siegy
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorKarron, Jeffrey D.
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Steven D.
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, David G.
dc.contributor.authorHopper, Stephen D.
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-22T23:06:09Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-1385
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/244954
dc.description.abstractPollinator 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 promote pollen dispersal through a combination of high mobility, limited grooming, and intra- and interspecies aggression. Future opportunities to test these predictions include seed paternity assignment following pollinator exclusion experiments, single pollen grain genotyping, new tracking technologies for small pollinators, and motion-triggered cameras and ethological experimentation for quantifying pollinator behaviour.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through a Discovery Scheme grant to S.D.H., S.L.K., R.D.P., and D.G.R. combined with a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award to S.D.H. (DP140103357), a DST-NRF South African Research Chairs Initiative grant to S.D.J, and a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Growth Initiative award to J.D. K. S.D.H. was also supported by grants from the Great Southern Development Commission and Jack Family Trust, and R. D.P. was also supported by an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE150101720).
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rights© 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
dc.sourceTrends in Plant Science
dc.titleNovel Consequences of Bird Pollination for Plant Mating
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume22
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor060399 - Evolutionary Biology not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9511635xPUB1621
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.elsevier.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKrauss, Siegy, Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority
local.contributor.affiliationPhillips, Ryan, College of Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKarron, Jeffrey D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
local.contributor.affiliationJohnson, Steven D., University of KwaZulu-Natal
local.contributor.affiliationRoberts, David G., Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
local.contributor.affiliationHopper, Stephen D., University of Western Australia
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140103357
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE150101720
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage395
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage410
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.tplants.2017.03.005
local.identifier.absseo970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:53:25Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85017454420
local.identifier.thomsonID000400050100008
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