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Nectar secondary compounds affect self-pollen transfer: Implications for female and male reproduction

Author(s): R. E. Irwin and L. S. Adler

Month: Aug
Year: 2008

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecology
Volume: 89
Issue: 8
Pages: 2207-2217

Article Topic(s): Chemistry,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina jessamine),

Abstract

Examines the effects of the chemical composition of nectar on pollen transfer in Gelsemium sempervirens. High levels of alkaloids in the nectar reduced the amount of self-pollen received by the flower. The costs and benefits of nectar alkaloids are discussed from an ecological perspective.

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R. E. Irwin and L. S. Adler. "Nectar secondary compounds affect self-pollen transfer: Implications for female and male reproduction." Ecology 89.8 (2008): 2207-2217.

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ISSN: 0012-9658
DOI: 10.1890/07-1359.1

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