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Highlighting the importance of vertebrate pollinators

Published: 4 March 2019
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The importance of birds, mammals and reptiles pollinating plants around the world is the subject of a major new study led by the University of Southampton. In the first global assessment of the importance of vertebrate pollinators to plant eproduction, scientists found that preventing vertebrates – predominantly bats and birds – from visiting flowers to feed can reduce the amount of fruits and/or seeds produced by the plants they feed on by an average of 63 per cent.


In the first global assessment of the importance of vertebrate pollinators to plant eproduction, scientists found that preventing vertebrates – predominantly bats and birds – from visiting flowers to feed can reduce the amount of fruits and/or seeds produced by the plants they feed on by an average of 63 per cent.

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