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Pollination is an essential part of a plants’ sexual reproduction, involving interactions between ovule and pollen, as well as insect and plant. The cellular biology underlying pollination is complex, most notably with the formation and elongation of the pollen tube in angiosperms, and its delivery of the male gametes to the ovule. Likewise, for insect-mediated pollination there is a great variety of relationships to consider, with both generalists and specialists, and interactions occurring at a broad range of scales. Given the present circumstances of both climate change and insect decline, understanding the processes underlying these interactions, and their potential ecological significance, carries great importance.

This Collection invites original research on pollination, including the mechanisms underlying it on a cellular level, as well as the role of insects in this process, and the impact that climate change may have.

Close-Up Of Bee Pollinating On Lavender