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Flower colour: Gloger's rule isn't just for the birds

Nature Plants volume 1, Article number: 14013 (2015) | Download Citation

A 180-year-old ‘law’ in zoology has found its best support so far in a study of floral colour, which not only documents darker plants growing closer to the equator, but also supports the idea that the colour stems from ultraviolet protection.

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