Article

Buzz pollination

Citation

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

Abstract
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.

Journal
Current Biology: Volume 30, Issue 15

StatusPublished
FundersThe Leverhulme Trust
Publication date31/12/2020
Publication date online31/08/2020
Date accepted by journal14/04/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/31572
ISSN0960-9822
eISSN1879-0445