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The production of a key floral volatile is dependent on UV light in a sexually deceptive orchid

Falara, Vasiliki; Amarasinghe, Ranamalie; Poldy, Jacqueline; Pichersky, Eran; Barrow, Russell; Peakall, Rodney


Background and AimsPlants use a diverse range of visual and olfactory cues to advertize to pollinators. Australian Chiloglottis orchids employ one to three related chemical variants, all 2,5-dialkylcyclohexane-1,3-diones or 'chiloglottones' to sexually attract their specific male pollinators. Here an investigation was made of the physiological aspects of chiloglottone synthesis and storage that have not previously been examined.MethodsThe location of chiloglottone production was determined and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of Botany
DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcs228


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