Comment on "floral iridescence, produced by diffractive optics, acts as a cue for animal pollinators"

Nathan I. Morehouse, Ronald L. Rutowski

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Abstract

Whitney et al. (Reports, 2 January 2009, p. 130) investigated the mechanism of iridescence in hibiscus and tulip flowers and suggested that bumblebees are able to use this iridescence as a pollination cue. However, their study failed to isolate iridescence from other coincident visual cues, leaving open questions regarding the importance of iridescent stimuli in foraging-based associative learning in bumblebees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalScience
Volume325
Issue number5944
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Comment on "floral iridescence, produced by diffractive optics, acts as a cue for animal pollinators". / Morehouse, Nathan I.; Rutowski, Ronald L.

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Morehouse, Nathan I. ; Rutowski, Ronald L. / Comment on "floral iridescence, produced by diffractive optics, acts as a cue for animal pollinators". In: Science. 2009 ; Vol. 325, No. 5944.
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