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The 16 papers in this volume consider the functional ecology of pollen in relation to its structure and constituents as a framework towards a better understanding of evolutionary processes that mold pollination biology. "Special edition of Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol 222, Nos 1-4, 2000"
Pollen wall stratification and pollination (M. Hesse).- From anther and pollen ripening to pollen presentation (E. Pacini).- Cytochemistry of mature angiosperm pollen (M. Nepi, G. G. Franchi).- The ecology and evolution of pollen odors (H. E. M. Dobson, G. Bergstrom).- The ecology and evolution of visual pollen signals (K. Lunau).- Pollen viability and longevity: practical, ecological and evolutionary implications (A. Dafni, D. Firmage).- The role of electrostatic forces in pollination (Y. Vaknin, S. Gan-Mor, A. Bechar, B. Ronen, D. Eisikowitch).- Pollen grains: why so many? (R. W. Cruden).- Abiotic pollen and pollination: ecological, functional and evolutionary perspectives (J. D. Ackerman).- Pollen nutritional content and digestibility for animals (T. H. Roulston, J. H. Cane).- The collection of pollen by bees (R. W. Thorp).- Pollen morphological evolution in bat pollinated plants (A. Stroo).- The structure and function of orchid pollinaria (S. D. Johnson, T. J. Edwards).- Deceptive orchids with Meliponini as pollinators (D. W. Roubik).- Thread-forming structures in angiosperm anthers: their diverse role in pollination ecology (M. Hesse, S. Vogel, H. Halbritter).- Convergent evolution and adaptive radiation of beetle-pollinated angiosperms (P. Bernhardt).
... It is a book that has much to offer all students of plant/animal interactions. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2001