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Wake Up and Smell the Roses: The Ecology and Evolution of Floral Scent
Floral scent constitutes an ancient and important channel of communication between flowering plants, their pollinators, and enemies. Fragrance is a highly complex component of floral phenotype, withExpand
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Fragrance chemistry, nocturnal rhythms and pollination "syndromes" in Nicotiana.
GC-MS analyses of nocturnal and diurnal floral volatiles from nine tobacco species (Nicotiana; Solanaceae) resulted in the identification of 125 volatiles, including mono- and sesquiterpenoids,Expand
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Synergy between visual and olfactory cues in nectar feeding by naı̈ve hawkmoths, Manduca sexta
We performed field experiments to measure the relative importance of olfactory and visual cues in nectar foraging by wild tobacco hornworm moths, Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) in theExpand
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Trumpet Flowers of the Sonoran Desert: Floral Biology of Peniocereus Cacti and Sacred Datura
The floral biology of night‐blooming Peniocereus cacti and Datura plants was studied in North America's Sonoran Desert. In populations of two rare cactus species (Peniocereus greggii and PeniocereusExpand
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WHY ARE SOME FLORAL NECTARS SCENTED
Despite recent interest in the non-sugar components of floral nectar, nearly nothing is known about the ecological importance and phylogenetic distribution of scented nectar. If present, the scent ofExpand
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Acetyl-CoA:benzylalcohol acetyltransferase--an enzyme involved in floral scent production in Clarkia breweri.
Volatile esters impart distinct characteristics to the floral scent of many plants, and are important in attracting insect pollinators. They are also important flavor compounds in fruits. The esterExpand
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Start making scents: the challenge of integrating chemistry into pollination ecology
Although research on plant volatiles and pollination ecology has grown explosively over the past 15 years, there remains little dialogue between these fields. Here I examine the historical andExpand
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Flowers as sensory billboards: progress towards an integrated understanding of floral advertisement.
  • R. Raguso
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in plant biology
  • 1 August 2004
This paper explores the landscape of integrated sensory signals that are produced by flowers, and the contextual information that modulates pollinator responses to such signals. Chiloglottis orchidsExpand
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New Perspectives in Pollination Biology: Floral Fragrances. A day in the life of a linalool molecule: Chemical communication in a plant‐pollinator system. Part 1: Linalool biosynthesis in flowering
The monoterpene alcohol, linalool, is present in the soral fragrance of diverse plant families and is attractive to a broad spectrum of pollinators, herbivores and parasitoids. Floral emission ofExpand
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Synergy between visual and olfactory cues in nectar feeding by wild hawkmoths, Manduca sexta
We performed field experiments to measure the relative importance of olfactory and visual cues in nectar foraging by wild tobacco hornworm moths, Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae) in theExpand
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