Evolution of Animal Pollination

  title={Evolution of Animal Pollination},
  author={J. Ollerton and E. Coulthard},
  pages={808 - 809}
  • J. Ollerton, E. Coulthard
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Animals pollinated specialized seed plants even before flowering plants evolved. The evolution of animal pollination in flowering plants (angiosperms) and the resulting coevolution and diversification of both angiosperms and major pollinator groups during the late Cretaceous (99.6 to 65.5 million years ago) is one of the classic stories of evolutionary biology (1). On page 840 of this issue, however, Ren et al. (2) challenge aspects of this story and hint at a much more complex ecological… CONTINUE READING
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