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Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) can detect flowers' electric fields, scientists have discovered.
Results indicate floral electric fields improve the bees' ability to discriminate between different flowers.
When used with visual signals, electrical cues can enhance the bee's memory of floral rewards.
Researchers suggest this method of signalling provides rapid and dynamic communication between plants and pollinators.
The findings are published in the online journal Science Express.
Flowering plants reward pollinators with nectar and pollen in return for their assistance in the flowers' sexual reproduction.
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