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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Did you know...

Bt Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) Did you know that African honey bees prefer to collect pollen rather than nectar from cotton flowers (Gossypium hirsutum)?

"Frequency and behavior of bees and other insects on cotton flowers" by Malerbo-Souza et al. looks at the various insects that visit flowers of the cotton plant (
Gossypium hirsutum). The results showed that the Africanized honey bee is an effective pollinator of cotton crops, and that stingless bees and beetles were also effective.

For this article and others from this issue, go to: http://www.bioline.org.br/titles?id=zt&year=2011&vol=29&num=04&keys=V29N4

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