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- Maia, Artur Campos Dália; Dötterl, Stefan; Kaiser, Roman; Silberbauer-Gottsberger, Ilse; Teichert, Holger; Gibernau, Marc; do Amaral Ferraz Navarro, Daniela Maria; Schlindwein, Clemens; Gottsberger, Gerhard
- Journal of chemical ecology 2012 v.38 no.9 pp. 1072-1080
- Caladium bicolor, etc ; Annona; Cyclocephala; flowers; metabolism; nitrogen; odors; parallel evolution; pollinators; thiamin; tropics; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... Cyclocephaline scarabs are specialised scent-driven pollinators, implicated with the reproductive success of several Neotropical plant taxa. Night-blooming flowers pollinated by these beetles are thermogenic and release intense fragrances synchronized to pollinator activity. However, data on floral scent composition within such mutualistic interactions are scarce, and the identity of behaviorally ...