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Sundews just want to be loved

Sex can be complicated at the best of times, but plants have an extra difficulty. If you're a plant who relies on insects to pollinate your flowers and reproduce, you will want your flowerstalks to be long. ...

dateAug 17, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Franklin's bumble bee may be extinct

(PhysOrg.com) -- Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, just returned from a scientific trip to southern Oregon and Northern California ...

dateMay 26, 2009 in Ecology
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When industrious ants go too far

Nature is full of mutually beneficial arrangements between organisms—like the relationship between flowering plants and their bee pollinators. But sometimes these blissful relationships have a dark side, as Harvard biologist ...

dateApr 28, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Bumble bees in the last frontier

There is little information about bee populations in Alaska, where native bee pollination is critical to the maintenance of subarctic ecosystems. A team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the USDA ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Insect's wings key to azalea pollination

A researcher from North Carolina State University has found that in the case of the flame azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum), all pollinators are not created equal. In fact, due to the flower's unique reproductive ...

dateJun 09, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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