Amino-acids in Nectar and their Evolutionary Significance

@article{Baker1973AminoacidsIN,
  title={Amino-acids in Nectar and their Evolutionary Significance},
  author={H. Baker and I. Baker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1973},
  volume={241},
  pages={543-545}
}
  • H. Baker, I. Baker
  • Published 1973
  • Biology
  • Nature
  • IT has been known since ancient times that nectar, usually secreted from specialized glands within flowers, is utilized by anthophilous (flower-visiting) animals for the energy-providing sugars that it contains. It is usually assumed that protein-making materials will be obtained elsewhere, from larval feeding (Lepidoptera), from pollen (Hymenoptera—Apioideae) or (by vertebrates) from insects. However, some butterflies are known to be attracted to decaying flesh, faeces, urine and stagnant… CONTINUE READING
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