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  1. Sex for Food or How to Attract a Pollinator Joyce Cadwallader Christine Tuaillon Brian White

  2. Mimulus spp. • M. Cardinalis • Red • High nectar • M. Lewisii • Pink • Low nectar

  3. Guiding Questions: • Currently reproductively isolated • How did this evolve? • Can we model this using population genetics? • What can we learn from this about pollination evolution in Mimulus? • What about other pollinators?

  4. Population Model Flower population at generation N Bees’ flower preferences Birds’ flower preferences Pollen collected by bees “Bee gene pool” Pollen collected by birds “Bird gene pool” Bees’ flower preferences Birds’ flower preferences Offspring Offspring Flower population at generation N+1