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I'm a doctoral student in evolutionary ecology; D & T is my personal 'blog, and my top topics are science, religion, and politics, with particular interest in the interface between science and religion.
Tripp and Manos found that some specialized pollination syndromes are dead ends, but one, the hummingbird syndrome, isn't. Hawkmoth- and bat-pollinated species tended to have evolved from ancestors with the bee/insect syndrome, and they seem to be "stuck" once they get there.... Read more »
E Tripp, & P S Manos. (2008) Is Floral Specialization an Evolutionary Dead-End? Pollination System Transitions in Ruellia (Acanthaceae). Evolution, 62(7), 1712-1737. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2008.00398.x
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