Evolution: Pollen or pollinators - Which came first?

Simone C. Cappellari, Hanno Schaefer, Charles C. Davis

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A new study provides the first broad timeline of bee diversification. Several ancient bee clades are identified as ghost lineages that have left little fossil evidence of their existence. This timeline suggests that the rise of bees coincided with the largest flowering plant clade, the eudicots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R316-R318
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 22 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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