Published September 26, 2018
Researchers exploited a natural experiment setting in which plants have found themselves depending on the seed-dispersal services of animals with different colour-vision capacities in Uganda and Madagascar. They found that fruit colour is optimized to the visual system of the primary seed disperser. This indicates that fruit colour has evolved as a communication system between plants and animals.
Canadian co-authors: Amanda Melin, University of Calgary – firstname.lastname@example.org; Colin Chapman, McGill University – email@example.com
Plants use fruit colour to communicate to fruit-eating animals
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