Pritchard DJ & Vallejo-Marín M (2020) Buzz pollination. Current Biology, 30 (15), pp. R858-R860. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.087
First paragraph: What is buzz pollination?
Buzz pollination is a pollination syndrome in which bees use vibrations to extract pollen from flowers, incidentally fertilising them (Figure 1). The buzzing behaviour that some bees display on flowers to extract pollen has also been called “floral sonication” due to the distinctive sound the vibrations produce. Buzz pollination is relatively widespread; flowers with buzz-specialised morphology are found across more than 20,000 species of flowering plants, including economically important crop species such as tomatoes, potatoes and kiwis, while flower buzzing has been observed in 74 genera comprising about 58% of bee species.
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