Variation in floral scent post-pollination
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Variation in floral scent post-pollination

Variation in floral scent post-pollination
Variation in floral scent post-pollination

Studies of the effects of pollination on floral scent and bee visitation remain rare, particularly in agricultural crops. Rodriguez-Saona et al. study highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, and find that flowers left open to pollination have 32 % lower volatile emissions than those from which pollinators have been excluded. Field observations indicate that more bees visit bushes with pollinator-excluded flowers, suggesting that greater emissions of volatiles help guide bees to unpollinated flowers and thus increase plant fitness.

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The Annals of Botany Office is based at the University of Oxford.

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  • This research about the relation between the plants fitness and volatile emission of pollination will open a new outlook to environmentalists.

  • its about the importance of pollination the various possibilities the research highlights plants adoptive measures of pollination which open new environmentalist possibilities

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