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Thu, 28th Jul 2011

How Plants Attract Bats

Photo montage of a flowering inflorescence of Marcgravia evenia and an approaching Cuban nectar-feeding bat Monophyllus remani. (c) Image courtesy of Ralph Mangelsdorff and Ralph Simon / Science

A species of tropical vine attracts its bat pollinators using acoustic signals, rather than bright colours or smells, according to a study published in the journal Science this week.  In this special podcast, Marc Holderied explains this unique discovery.

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  • Bowl Shaped Leaves Attract Bats

    A species of tropical vine attracts its bat pollinators using acoustic signals, rather than bright colours or smells, according to a study published in the journal Science this week.

 

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