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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
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Chemistry,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina jessamine),
AbstractExamines 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.
Suggested CitationR. 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.