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Orchids practice deception

Muralidharan, Pooja (2007) Orchids practice deception. In: Current Science, 93 (5). pp. 604-605.

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Abstract

The plant–animal interaction is one of the most fascinating sub-disciplines of biology, which has drawn the attention of researchers. The animals often act as dispersal agents of pollination. The pollination system that exists in the insect (bee) pollinated orchid of the genus Ophrys is fascinating. The structural specialization seen in orchids belonging to the family Orchidaceae, instegates pollination by its specific pollinator species (bees).

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/15429

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