The evolution of floral scent : the influence of olfactory learning by insect pollinators on the honest signalling of floral rewards

@inproceedings{Wright2010TheEO,
  title={The evolution of floral scent : the influence of olfactory learning by insect pollinators on the honest signalling of floral rewards},
  author={Geraldine A Wright and Florian P Schiestl},
  year={2010}
}
1. The evolution of flowering plants has undoubtedly been influenced by a pollinator's ability to learn to associate floral signals with food. Here, we address the question of 'why' flowers produce scent by examining the ways in which olfactory learning by insect pollinators could influence how floral scent emission evolves in plant populations. 2. Being provided with a floral scent signal allows pollinators to learn to be specific in their foraging habits, which could, in turn, produce a… CONTINUE READING