This article is part of a special issue on plant genomics.
The promise of genomics in the study of plant-pollinator interactions
1 School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
2 Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH-8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Genome Biology 2013, 14:207 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-207Published: 24 June 2013
Flowers exist in exceedingly complex fitness landscapes, in which subtle variation in each trait can affect the pollinators, herbivores and pleiotropically linked traits in other plant tissues. A whole-genome approach to flower evolution will help our understanding of plant-pollinator interactions.