Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 55 - Species Interactions - 55.3 - Competition Is a Negative Interaction in which Species Overlap in the Use of Some Limiting Resource - 55.3 Recap - Learning Outcomes - Page 1200: 2


A mutualistic relationship between a plant and its pollinator requires three key features: 1) An attractant or reward that encourages a pollinator to visit the plant. This may take the form of colorful flowers or an alluring aroma. 2) Particular pollinator behavior that ensures it will visit multiple plants of the same species. 3) Anatomical features that assist the pollinator in transporting the pollen.

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