Franke, Stephan; Ibarra, Fernando; Schulz, Claudia; Twele, R.; Poldy, Jacqueline; Barrow, Russell; Peakall, Rodney; Schiestl, F P; Francke, Wittko
Orchids employing sexual deceit attract males of their pollinator species through specific volatile signals that mimic female-released sex pheromones. One of these signals proved to be 2-ethyl-5-propylcyclohexan-1,3-dione (chiloglottone1), a new natural product that was shown to be most important in the relations between orchids of the genus Chiloglottis, native to Australia, and corresponding pollinator species. Systematic investigations on the mass spectrometric fragmentation pattern of...[Show more]
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