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Sexual deception of a beetle pollinator through floral mimicry.

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Author list: Cohen C, Liltved W, Colville J, Shuttleworth A, Weissflog J, Svatoš A, Bytebier B, Johnson S

Publisher: Elsevier (Cell Press): 12 month embargo

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Current Biology

Journal name: Current biology : CB

Volume number: 31

Issue number: 9

Start page: 1962

End page: 1969

Total number of pages: 8

ISSN: 0960-9822

eISSN: 1879-0445


confirmed that chirality and other aspects of the structural geometry of the macrolide are critical for the attraction of the male beetles. These results demonstrate a new biological function for plant macrolides and confirm that beetles can be exploited through sexual deception to serve as pollinators.


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