Detection and Learning of Floral Electric Fields by Bumblebees

  title={Detection and Learning of Floral Electric Fields by Bumblebees},
  author={D. Clarke and H. Whitney and G. Sutton and D. Robert},
  pages={66 - 69}
  • D. Clarke, H. Whitney, +1 author D. Robert
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Flowers and Bees Have “Sparks” Plants and their pollinators have very intimate interactions, as emphasized by the many classic cases of coevolution among species of each. Such close relationships require signaling between plant and pollinator. Coordination between plant signals and pollinator perception has been shown to exist in flower color, shape, and odor. Clarke et al. (p. 66, published online 21 February) report the potential for a distinct mode of plant–pollinator communication, electric… CONTINUE READING

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