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A New Secondary Pollen Presentation Mechanism from a Wild Ginger (Zingiber densissimum) and Its Functional Roles in Pollination Process
Background and Aims Secondary pollen presentation (SPP), a floral mechanism of reproductive adaptation, has been described for more than 200 years, with nine types SPP recorded. However, few studies… Expand
Tail-like anther crest aids pollination by manipulating pollinator’s behaviour in a wild ginger
Innovative floral organs are widely distributed taxonomically in angiosperms, and some of them are conspicuous and curious in morphology. Floral organs have long been supposed to play a crucial role… Expand
Correlation between the timing of autonomous selfing and floral traits: a comparative study from three selfing Gentianopsis species (Gentianaceae)
- Jiqin Yang, Yong-Li Fan, Xian-Feng Jiang, Q. Li, X. Zhu
- Biology, Medicine
- Scientific Reports
- 26 February 2018
About 20% of angiosperms employ self-fertilization as their main mating strategy. In this study, we aimed to examine how the selfing timing correlated with floral traits in three Gentianopsis species… Expand
Stigmatic fluid aids self-pollination in Roscoea debilis (Zingiberaceae): a new delayed selfing mechanism.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Delayed selfing is the predominant mode of autonomous self-pollination in flowering plants. However, few delayed selfing mechanisms have been documented. This research aims to… Expand
Water mediates fertilization in a terrestrial flowering plant.
- Yong-Li Fan, S. Barrett, Jiqin Yang, J. Zhao, Y. Xia, Q. Li
- Biology, Medicine
- The New phytologist
- 1 November 2019
Water-mediated fertilization is ubiquitous in early land plants. This ancestral mode of fertilization has, however, generally been considered to have been lost during the evolutionary history of… Expand
Floral isolation and pollination in two hummingbird-pollinated plants: the roles of exploitation barriers and pollinator competition
Differences in feeding performance and aggressive abilities between species and sexes of hummingbirds are often associated with the partitioning of their food sources, but whether such partitioning… Expand
A preliminary species‐level phylogeny of the alpine ginger Roscoea: Implications for speciation
Speciation, the evolutionary process forming new species, is a key mode generating biodiversity on the Earth. In this study, we produced a species‐level phylogeny of Roscoea using one nuclear… Expand