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Re: Speaker at the IAS show in September--great news!

  • Subject: Re: Speaker at the IAS show in September--great news!
  • From: "Famille FERRY" <jpcferry2@wanadoo.fr>
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 18:42:07 +0200

Hello Julius

Yes, that is great news for I. A. S.
Marc has come several times to the botanical garden of Nancy and at home. 
He is formidable. He captivate him audience, I'm sure.
All the best ,

Geneviève  Ferry

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 10:37 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Speaker at the IAS show in September--great news!

> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 11:09:09 +0200
>> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
>> From: gibernau@cict.fr
>> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendrons produce infrared light???
> Dear Marc,
> What fantastic news that you will be the featured speaker at the IAS show 
> and sale this coming September!   I will now really anticipate being there 
> and finally meeting you and discussing pollination!
> See you soon!
> Julius
>> Dear Aroiders,
>> I'll not write a long e-mail because, as I wrote to some of you in 
>> private
>> messages, the research on this topic is in fact "very" recent even if the
>> idea is may be 20 years old.
>> Please find in attachment the figure of a recent paper written by Roger
>> Seymour (Univ. of Adelaide, Australia) and myself on the thermogenesis of
>> Philodendron melinonii.
>> The paper is a bit complicate but the this figure present a real picture
>> and the equivalent IR picture of the same inflorescence during
>> thermogenesis (heating phase).
>> Hence you can see the inflorescence like an insect could "see" it through
>> its IR receptors. Flashy!!! There is no question if the pollinating 
>> beetles
>> have IR receptors they can detect a heating inflorescence. The questions
>> now to study are:
>> Do Cyclocephala beetles have IR receptors ?
>> What are their sensibility & efficiency?
>> Are IR radiations used as a guide by Cyclocephala beetles to find the
>> inflorescences to visit or are odors sufficient ?
>> To finish, I would like to say that I have the honor to be the IAS 
>> speaker
>> during the Annual show next September, and that I'll pleased to tall you
>> some "nice "stories around thermogenesis and IR radiations.
>> All the best,
>> Marc
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