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Investigation of pollen release by poricidal anthers using mathematical billiards

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Hansen, Matheus [1] ; Lanes, Gabriel C. [2] ; Brito, Vinicius L. G. [2] ; Leonel, Edson D. [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencia Tecnol, BR-12247014 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Uberlandia, Inst Biol, BR-38405320 Uberlandia, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista, Dept Fis, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E; v. 104, n. 3 SEP 13 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Buzz pollination is described using a mathematical model considering a billiard approach. Applications to a rough morphology of a typical poricidal anther of a tomato flower (Solanum lycopersicum) experiencing vibrations applied by a bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) are made. The anther is described by a rectangular billiard with a pore on its tip while the borders are perturbed by specific oscillations according to the vibrational properties of the bumblebee. Pollen grains are considered as noninteracting particles that can escape through the pore. Our results not only recover some observed data but also provide a possible answer to an open problem involving buzz pollination. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/14038-6 - Investigation of dynamical properties in nonlinear systems
Grantee:Edson Denis Leonel
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 19/09150-1 - Effect of time delay and plasticity in neuronal synchronization
Grantee:Matheus Hansen Francisco
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral