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Flirty Plants

Searching for signs of picky, competitive mating in a whole other kingdom

11:07am, November 18, 2011

The term “bar fight” does not actually appear in Saila Varis’ recent paper in the journal Trees or in her Ph.D. dissertation on the Scots pine. But she’s a good sport about discussing whether her research suggests that tree pollen grains have their own versions of nose-punching brawls over female favor.

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