Contribution of anther color to interaction between plants and flower-visiting arthropods – usefulness of bioresource stocks

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Koichi Sugimoto, Tomoyuki Yokoi


It is very difficult to provide strong evidence of how flower characteristic that may serve to attract pollinators, improve plant fitness. We propose to use the natural variation that we have observed within our wild tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium) plant stocks to investigate the effect of anther color on attracting flower-visiting arthropods which act as pollinators. By looking at within-species variation, we can vary anther color while keeping other factors like petal color and other genetically controlled variables constant. We believe that our proposed study makes a significant contribution to the literature because it will allow us to clearly determine the contribution of anther color in attracting pollinators.



Behavior and Ethology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Life Sciences



Published: 2021-09-07 14:24


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