Floral Nectar Production: Cost and Regulation


Pollination is fundamental to human existence and wellbeing, about 90% of flowering plants are pollinated by animals. Floral nectar production is central to plant pollination. Most flowering plant species produce floral nectar which is used as food by a variety of animals. In the nectar foraging process, these animals may transfer pollen within and between flowers, and thus effect plant pollination. Floral nectar is likely a valuable plant resource, especially in terms of energy, with plants experiencing costs/ trade-offs associated with its production or absorption and adopting mechanisms to regulate nectar in flowers. However, the costs/ trade-offs associated with production/ absorption of floral nectar have been little studied and existing studies have been insufficiently quantitative. Furthermore, there has been little research that has demonstrated plant regulation of nectar in flowers. In this talk, I will bring some of my thinking on floral nectar as an resource investment, the cost/benefit of nectar production, and its possible regulation for a plant.

Speaker: Dr. Zong-Xin Ren

Affiliation: Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Time: Oct. 19, 2021

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