Estimating pollination success with artificial flowers
By James D. Thomson, Jane E. Ogilvie, Takashi T.
Makino, Angela Arisz, Sneha Raju, Vanessa Rojas-Luengas, Marcus Tan
An artificial flower
Investigators of the interactions between plants and
pollinating animals have frequently resorted to artificial flowers to clarify
aspects of pollinator preferences and choice-making.Such experiments typically present animals
with arrays of multiple phenotypes of “flowers” constructed to vary in
particular characters; animals’ responses are measured as the visitation rates
to the different floral phenotypes.
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