Pollen morphological evolution in bat pollinated plants

  title={Pollen morphological evolution in bat pollinated plants},
  author={Arjan Stroo},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  • A. Stroo
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
This study assesses to what extent bat pollination has acted as a selective force on pollen morphology. Earlier pollen studies have suggested convergent evolution of verrucate exine ornamentation. Furthermore pollen of bat pollinated plants has been reported to be bigger than that of plants pollinated by other means. The generality of these ideas is tested using a sample of 130 species of both bat pollinated plants and relatives with another mode of pollination. An analysis of pollen size… 

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