Genetic basis of flower size in irises

Postdoctoral project at Sapir lab (TAU University)

Work in progress… Will be updated soon.

Color polymorphism in Anemone coronaria

As a fun thing, I am helping with some observations of natural populations and cool experiments to answer questions related to pollinators preferences.

Anemone coronaria, better known as poppy, has mainly red flowers but also pink, purple or even white ones are present and are pollinated by bees and beetles. We wonder whether bees prefer a certain color, observations and literature suggest that bees only visit the red flowers; while no preferences are expected for the beetles. I helped a bit on a transplanting experiment to test this hypothesis. I look forward to see what are the results 🙂

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