Emerging Scholars Talk: “The Little Things That Run the World: How Microbes Affect Pollination”
LocationStryker Center (412 Boundary St.)
Access & Features
- Open to the public
Hannah Machiorlete, master's student in Biology: “The Little Things That Run the World: How Microbes Affect Pollination”
Think of your favorite flower and the bumblebee who visits. Pollination would not happen without interactions between plants and animals, but it also depends on millions of microscopic bacteria and fungi that inhabit nectar. In this talk, Hannah Machiorlete, master’s student in Biology at William & Mary, will explain how microbes act as chemical engineers to change nectar’s scent and sugars, impacting pollination and plant reproduction. Learn about new research into microbes that act as “middlemen” in the plant-pollinator exchange, and what this means for the plants we rely on.
The Emerging Scholars Series is offered in partnership with the Williamsburg Regional Library. Free & open to the public.
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