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The Biosynthesis of Unusual Floral Volatiles and Blends Involved in Orchid Pollination by Deception: Current Progress and Future Prospects

Wong, Darren; Pichersky, Eran; Peakall, Rod


Flowers have evolved diverse strategies to attract animal pollinators, with visual and olfactory floral cues often crucial for pollinator attraction. While most plants provide reward (e.g., nectar, pollen) in return for the service of pollination, 1000s of plant species, particularly in the orchid family, offer no apparent reward. Instead, they exploit their often specific pollinators (one or few) by mimicking signals of female insects, food source, and oviposition sites, among others. A full...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Plant Science
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01955
Access Rights: Open Access


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