Someone, I cannot for the life of me remember who, asked me whether
I knew anything about the effects of increased ultraviolet radiation
I passed that query along to Gard Otis at the U. of Guelph; he's a
bee and pollination specialist. He found this reference and I share
it with you...and hopefully the person who asked me! The original
query to me is appended below, along with Gard's query to his
bee-folk list server community.
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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 09:28:52 -0700
From: Vince Tepedino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of Apoidea <email@example.com>
Subject: APOIDEA: Re: (Fwd) Cross pollination, etc.
Check out "Susceptibility of pollen to UV-B radiation: An
assay of 34 taxa" by J. Torabinejad, M. M. Caldwell S. D. Flint & S.
Durham, published either this year or last in the American Journal of
Botany. The article is very well referenced so you should be able to
get into the lit. rapidly.
Vincent J. Tepedino
USDA ARS Bee Biology & Systematics Lab
Utah State University
Logan UT 84322-5310
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gard Otis [mailto:GOTIS@evbhort.uoguelph.ca]
> Sent: Monday, November 02, 1998 1:56 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of Apoidea
> Subject: APOIDEA: (Fwd) Cross pollination, etc.
> Dear Apoidea list people:
> A grower in Montana recently wrote to a friend of mine:
> > Noticed in recent Organic Gardening magazine a brief note saying
> > some crop species' pollen is sensitive to UV rays and that due to
> > thinner ozone, we can expect to see reduced yields in corn, rye
> > and also effects on wild many wild plants. No reference was
> > given. You know anything about this?
> Does anyone know anything factual about this?
> Gard Otis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> University of Guelph
> Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Michele Gale-Sinex, communications manager
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