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Anthocyanin and Flavonol Glycoside Metabolic Pathways Underpin Floral Color Mimicry and Contrast in a Sexually Deceptive Orchid

Wong, Darren; Perkins, James; Peakall, Rod


Sexually deceptive plants secure pollination by luring specific male insects as pollinators using a combination of olfactory, visual, and morphological mimicry. Flower color is a key component to this attraction, but its chemical and genetic basis remains poorly understood. Chiloglottis trapeziformis is a sexually deceptive orchid which has predominantly dull green-red flowers except for the central black callus projecting from the labellum lamina. The callus mimics the female of the pollinator...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Plant Science
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.860997
Access Rights: Open Access


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