Biochemistry of Nectar Proteins

  title={Biochemistry of Nectar Proteins},
  author={S. Park and R. Thornburg},
  journal={Journal of Plant Biology},
  • S. Park, R. Thornburg
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Journal of Plant Biology
  • Floral nectar is a rich concoction of sugars, amino acids, vitamins, lipids, and other ingredients that is usually secreted at the base of a flower. Nectar is offered freely to attract large numbers of visiting pollinators to the flower. These visiting pollinators then transfer pollen between flowers, completing the plant’s sexual cycle to produce seeds. However, in addition to transferring pollen, visiting pollinators also transfer microorganisms between flowers when they drink nectar. Because… CONTINUE READING
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