Strong Conservation of Floral Scent Composition in Two Allopatric Yuccas

  title={Strong Conservation of Floral Scent Composition in Two Allopatric Yuccas},
  author={Glenn Svensson and Olle Pellmyr and Robert A Raguso},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Floral scent has been suggested to play a key role in the obligate pollination mutualism between yuccas and yucca moths. We analyzed floral fragrance compounds of Yucca elata with headspace collection followed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, and compared the odor blend with the recently characterized blend of the allopatric Yucca filamentosa. A principal component analysis based on 20 scent compounds revealed that the floral odor bouquets of Y. elata and Y. filamentosa are… CONTINUE READING

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