Plant pressure sensitive adhesives: similar chemical properties in distantly related plant lineages

@article{Frenzke2016PlantPS,
  title={Plant pressure sensitive adhesives: similar chemical properties in distantly related plant lineages},
  author={Lena Frenzke and Albena Lederer and Mikhail Malanin and Klaus-J. Eichhorn and Christoph Neinhuis and Dagmar Voigt},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2016},
  volume={244},
  pages={145-154}
}
AbstractMain conclusionA mixture of resins based on aliphatic esters and carboxylic acids occurs in distantly related generaPeperomiaandRoridula, serving different functions as adhesion in seed dispersal and prey capture. According to mechanical characteristics, adhesive secretions on both leaves of the carnivorous flypaper Roridula gorgonias and epizoochorous fruits of Peperomia polystachya were expected to be similar. The chemical analysis of these adhesives turned out to be challenging… 
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