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Nectar-inhabiting microorganisms influence nectar volatile composition and attractiveness to a generalist pollinator [New Phytologist]

Keywords : Apis mellifera, floral headspace, microbial volatile (MVOC), nectar microbes, pollination, semiochemical ; volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), yeast

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

The plant microbiome can influence plant phenotype in diverse ways, yet microbial contribution to plant volatile phenotype remains poorly understood. We examine the presence of fungi and bacteria in the nectar of a coflowering plant community, characterize the volatiles produced by common nectar microbes and examine their influence on pollinator preference.(...)

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