Article posted on May 2, 2020

SeedWorld: “Clemson Scientist Explores the Colorful Intricacies of Pollen”


Unless it happens to be allergy season, most people don’t give a lot of thought to pollen. But new research might change the way we look at a field of flowers.

A collaborative study by Clemson scientist Matthew Koski suggests that pollen color can evolve independently from flower traits, and that plant species maintain both light and dark pollen because each offers distinct survival advantages.

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