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Does selection on floral odor promote differentiation among populations and species of the sexually deceptive orchid genus Ophrys ?

Mant, Jim; Peakall, Rodney; Schiestl, Florian


Sexually deceptive orchids from the genus Ophrys attract their pollinators primarily through the chemical mimicry of female hymenopteran sex pheromones, thereby deceiving males into attempted matings with the orchid labellum. Floral odor traits are crucial for the reproductive success of these pollinator-limited orchids, as well as for maintaining reproductive isolation through the attraction of specific pollinators. We tested for the signature of pollinator-mediated selection on floral odor by...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution


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