Bees the Key to Flower Color Evolution

 Monash University (June 7, 2012) 

Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according to new research.

In a study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists from Monash University, RMIT University and the Swedish Museum of Natural History demonstrated how flowering plants, or angiosperms, in Australia and Europe have made use of the same colours to attract bees. Read more...

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