Etiqueta: pollination ecology


Phenotypic plasticity, climate change and pollinators

Phenotypic plasticity, climate change and pollinators A drastic change in floral phenotype causes the same plants to attract different pollinators and reproduce in harsh climates Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes in response to changes in the environment. This is an essential property of living beings but its role in adaptation and acclimatization to environmental changes is not yet fully known. A Moricandia arvensis plant with its «typical» spring flower phenotype (Photo by F. Perfectti). As part of a truly multidisciplinary team of researchers from the Experimental Station of Arid Zones (CSIC) and the Universities of Granada, Vigo, Pablo Olavide and Rey Juan Carlos, we have just published an article in the top-ranking journal ...