2014 Mentors and Projects
Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and Ethnobotany

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Dr. Monica Carlsen and Nathan Muchhala
Fruit types, seed characters and dispersal ability in the genus Burmeistera (Campanulaceae). Species of the genus Burmeistera have one of two types of berries: either brightly-colored, fleshy cylinders, or dull-green, inflated ‘balloons’ with the seeds held in a ball in the center. The former type appears classically adapted to bird dispersal, and birds have been observed carrying off the fruits, while unusual latter type are something of a mystery in terms ...
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