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Structure-Activity Studies of Semiochemicals from the Spider Orchid Caladenia plicata for Sexual Deception

Bohman, Bjorn; Karton, Amir; Flematti, Gavin; Scaffidi, Adrian; Peakall, Rodney


Sexually deceptive orchids attract specific pollinators by mimicking insect sex pheromones. Normally this mimicry is very specific and identical compounds have been identified from orchids and matching females of the pollinators. In this study, we conduct a detailed structure-activity investigation on isomers of the semiochemicals involved in the sexual attraction of the male pollinator of the spider orchid Caladenia plicata. This orchid employs an unusual blend of two biosynthetically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chemical Ecology
DOI: 10.1007/s10886-018-0946-0
Access Rights: Open Access


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