07 May 2008

My new favorite article title

A. C. Gaskett et al., "Orchid Sexual Deceit Provokes Ejaculation," American Naturalist 171 (2008).

They're talking about pollinators, not orchid collectors.

Go ahead, read it, it's (allegedly) free.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous kk said...

wait, ejaculation constitutes suffering? that seems more biblical than darwinian to me. didn't anyone consider that maybe the lady pollinators prefer a male who's been practicing his moves?

5/07/2008 1:06 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Practice does make for greater efficiency...so I've heard.

5/21/2008 10:59 AM  

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