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  1. #1 How do codependent species evolve? 
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    Organisms that are tied together in mutualistic relationships often cannot survive without each other, like bees and certain angiosperms. How do relationships like these start? Specifically, how did the relationship between pollinators and angiosperms start?
    Also, is there a specific theory that relates to this that I can search to learn more about? I have tried searching in the internet but have not successfully found anything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch View Post
    Organisms that are tied together in mutualistic relationships often cannot survive without each other, like bees and certain angiosperms. How do relationships like these start? Specifically, how did the relationship between pollinators and angiosperms start? ...
    I think it would start with the common ancestor of the angiosperms, long before bees were on the scene, they would have been wind or rain pollinated. Along came insects and a relationship started, and some of the variants of the angiosperms adapted to that. The insects adapted too and some become bees.


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    You are asking about coevolution.
    I will give you a link to the Evolution 101 page about it first.
    Evolution 101: Coevolution

    I will be back in a day or two to check whether that gave you enough of an answer, or started you in the right direction to finding an answer
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