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UV-B light contributes directly to the synthesis of chiloglottone floral volatiles

Amarasinghe, Ranamalie; Poldy, Jacqueline; Matsuba, Yuki; Barrow, Russell; Hemmi, Jan M.; Pichersky, Eran; Peakall, Rodney


Background and Aims Australian sexually deceptive Chiloglottis orchids attract their specific male wasp pollinators by means of 2,5-dialkylcyclohexane-1,3-diones or 'chiloglottones', representing a newly discovered class of volatiles with unique structures. This study investigated the hypothesis that UV-B light at low intensities is directly required for chiloglottone biosynthesis in Chiloglottis trapeziformis. Methods Chiloglottone production occurs only in specific tissue (the callus) of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Botany
DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcu262


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