Sex-specific volatile compounds influence microarthropod-mediated fertilization of moss

@article{Rosenstiel2012SexspecificVC,
  title={Sex-specific volatile compounds influence microarthropod-mediated fertilization of moss},
  author={T. Rosenstiel and Erin E. Shortlidge and A. N. Melnychenko and J. Pankow and S. M. Eppley},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={489},
  pages={431-433}
}
  • T. Rosenstiel, Erin E. Shortlidge, +2 authors S. M. Eppley
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Sexual reproduction in non-vascular plants requires unicellular free-motile sperm to travel from male to female reproductive structures across the terrestrial landscape. Recent data suggest that microarthropods can disperse sperm in mosses. However, little is known about the chemical communication, if any, that is involved in this interaction or the relative importance of microarthropod dispersal compared to abiotic dispersal agents in mosses. Here we show that tissues of the cosmopolitan moss… CONTINUE READING
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