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Flower signalling and pollinator behaviour

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Plants face the same challenges as animals when it comes to finding a suitable mate, but with the added difficulty of being rooted to the spot. The flowering plants have recruited animals as vectors to transport their male gametes to potential mates. This relationship between plant and pollinating animal relies on a complex system of reward and advertisement. Our research focuses on the petal epidermis as the primary origin of signals and the primary point of contact. I will present recent work on the nanoscale and microscale properties of the petal surface, describing an integrated approach that combines developmental genetic, evolutionary and pollinator behavioural perspectives.

This talk is part of the Neurons, Brains and Behaviour symposium series.

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