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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Pollination by sexual mimicry in Mormolyca ringens: A floral chemistry that remarkably matches the pheromones of virgin queens of Scaptotrigona sp.
Author: Flach, A
Marsaioli, AJ
Singer, RB
Amaral, MCE
Menezes, C
Kerr, WE
Batista-Pereira, LG
Correa, AG
Abstract: The chemical composition of some volatile (2-heptanol) and nonvolatile constituents (a homologous 9-alkene/alkane series) of Mormolyca ringens flowers and Scaptotrigona sp. queen waxes (homologous 9-alkene/alkane series) and cephalic extracts (homologous series of 2-alkanols, including 2-heptanol) involved with the pseudocopulation or sexual mimicry in Orchidaceae pollination is compared. The similarity in chemical composition of flowers and insects is assigned to the chemically induced copulatory activity in Scaptotrigona males.
Subject: Mormolyca ringens
chemical constituents
Orchidaceae
queens
Scaptotrigona postica
sexual mimicry
waxes
Country: Holanda
Editor: Springer
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10886-006-9351-1
Date Issue: 2006
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