Plants’ ability to sense and respond to airborne sound is likely to be adaptive: reply to comment by Pyke et al

Aya Goldshtein, Marine Veits, Itzhak Khait, Kfir Saban, Yuval Sapir, Yossi Yovel, Lilach Hadany

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Abstract

Ecol. Lett. 22, 2019, 1483 demonstrated, for the first time, a rapid response of a plant to the airborne sounds of pollinators. Pyke et al. argue that this response is unlikely to be adaptive. Here we clarify some misunderstandings, and demonstrate the potential adaptive value using theoretical modelling and field observations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1423-1425
Number of pages3
JournalEcology Letters
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Communication
  • moth behaviour
  • nectar
  • plant bioacoustics
  • plant–pollinator interactions
  • pollination
  • signalling
  • sugar concentration
  • vibration

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