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Identification of (Z)-8-Heptadecene and n-Pentadecane as Electrophysiologically Active Compounds in Ophrys insectifera and Its Argogorytes Pollinator

Bohman, Bjorn; Weinstein, Alyssa; Mozuraitis, Raimondas; Flematti, Gavin; Borg-Karlson, Anna-Karin


Sexually deceptive orchids typically depend on specific insect species for pollination, which are lured by sex pheromone mimicry. European Ophrys orchids often exploit specific species of wasps or bees with carboxylic acid derivatives. Here, we identify the specific semiochemicals present in O. insectifera, and in females of one of its pollinator species, Argogorytes fargeii. Headspace volatile samples and solvent extracts were analysed by GC-MS and semiochemicals were structurally elucidated...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
DOI: 10.3390/ijms21020620
Access Rights: Open Access


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