19 Feb '18, 2pm

#environment

Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no moderation, no wishy-washiness. It is the king of fruits or the worst thing you’ve ever tasted. Due to its potent odour – delicate and sweet to its advocates and sewage-like to its detractors – durian has been banned from airplanes, subways, and hotels (though punishments appear light if non-existent). But a recent study in Ecology and Evolution finds there may be no durians at all without bats: big, threatened bats. The scientists found that flying foxes – bats in the Pteropus and Acerodon genus and the largest in the world – are likely vital pollinators for the polarising durian.

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Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no...

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Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no...

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Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no...

World’s most controversial fruit depends on gia...

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Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no...

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Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no...

World’s most controversial fruit depends on gia...

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Durian. Depending on whom you talk to it’s either the most beloved or the most despised fruit on the planet. It suffers no...

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