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Pollination Syndromes and Floral Specialization
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It is shown that pollination syndromes provide great utility in understanding the mechanisms of floral diversification and the importance of organizing pollinators into functional groups according to presumed similarities in the selection pressures they exert. Expand
Comparative analysis of late floral development and mating-system evolution in tribe Collinsieae (Scrophulariaceae s.l.).
Species of Collinsia and Tonella, the two sister genera of self-compatible annuals that constitute tribe Collinsieae, show extensive variation in floral size and morphology and in patterns of stamenExpand
Floral Character Displacement Generates Assemblage Structure of Western Australian Triggerplants (Stylidium)
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This study studied the pollination ecology and assemblage structure of 31 species of Stylidium at 25 sites in Western Australia and indicated that character displacement has probably occurred, one of the clearest demonstrations to date of reproductive inter-species interactions. Expand
Covariance and decoupling of floral and vegetative traits in nine Neotropical plants: a re-evaluation of Berg's correlation-pleiades concept.
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The patterns of morphological integration among floral traits and between floral and vegetative traits tend to be species specific, not easily predicted from pollination ecology, and generally more complicated than R. L. Berg envisaged. Expand
A multivariate search for pollination syndromes among penstemons
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The overarching pattern was that hummingbird syndrome characterizations were successful at predicting pollination by hummingbirds versus Hymenoptera, two types of animals that are profoundly different, but less successful at predicted visitation by one kind of bee versus another. Expand
Improving assessment and modelling of climate change impacts on global terrestrial biodiversity.
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Five ways in which substantial advances could be made in the next few years are identified: improving the accessibility and efficiency of biodiversity monitoring data, quantifying the main determinants of the sensitivity of species to climate change, incorporating community dynamics into projections of biodiversity responses, and improving the biophysical rule sets that define functional groupings of species in global models. Expand
THE ROLE OF RESIN IN ANGIOSPERM POLLINATION: ECOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL CONSIDERATIONS
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Scattered observations on the pollination of resin-producing flowers are brought together to discuss the resin-reward syndrome in light of chemical, physical, energetic, and ecological considerations. Expand
Evolvability and genetic constraint in Dalechampia blossoms: genetic correlations and conditional evolvability.
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It is suggested that systematic use of conditioning may help build a picture of modular organization and quasi-independent evolvability in the organism, and is found evidence that conditioning may lead to substantial further reduction in the genetic variation available for independent adaptation. Expand
Can indirect selection and genetic context contribute to trait diversification? A transition‐probability study of blossom‐colour evolution in two genera
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The broader potential of indirect selection and parallel selection on different genetic starting points to contribute to biological diversity is illustrated, and the value of testing directly for the operation of these nonadaptive diversifying processes is illustrated. Expand
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