Floral Biology 3.0
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 1386
Interests: floral and pollination biology of medicinal plants and fruit trees; chemical composition of floral nectar and honey; bioactivity of honey
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Floral biology covers a wide array of topics, including the morphology and anatomy of floral parts, pollination by different pollen vectors, the floral rewards pollen and nectar, as well as the reproductive strategies of a plant species.
This field raises important issues such as the close relationship between flower structure and function, the adaptation of plants to pollinators with their floral traits, the backgrounds and consequences of floral polymorphisms, including the issue of incompatibility, as well as the balance between fitness and resource allocation. In addition, floral biology has numerous practical implications: flower traits affect fruit yield and quality, which are essential in horticulture and crop production; the survival of bee colonies and honey production are determined by the quantity and quality of floral nectar and pollen; flowers can be important sources of medicinally significant chemical substances; floriculture requires breeding new varieties; and there is a growing interest in edible flowers, which in turn raises safety issues.
The study of floral biology requires a multidisciplinary approach, involving anatomy, biochemistry, botany, ethology, entomology, molecular biology, and analytical chemistry. In accordance, this Special Issue will cover a wide variety of areas connected to any aspect of floral biology, aiming to contribute to our overall knowledge of plant diversity and the importance of adaptation to changing circumstances.
Plants will soon be publishing the third edition of the Special Issue on “Floral Biology”. In this Special Issue, original research papers, reviews, methodological papers, and perspectives focusing on various aspects of floral biology are most welcome.
Dr. Agnes Farkas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- pollen vector
- reproductive biology