How to trick a hornet

Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 220:3, November 2018 Plants use a variety of ingenious mechanisms to arrange for the onward transport of their seeds by unsuspecting creatures. Stemona tuberosa might employ one of the strangest seed dispersal methods of all. The photograph on the cover of New Phytologist 220:3 shows a hornet (Vespa velutina) biting off a diaspore (seed plus ...
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Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 211:4, September 2016

Making sure that you get out what you put in can sometimes be difficult, and understanding how species cooperate, without being exploited by opportunistic free-loaders, is tricky. In the paper behind the cover of this month’s issue of New Phytologist, Guillaume Chomicki and co-workers describe a trick, used by a plant to conceal a sugary reward, meant only for its mutualistic a...
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