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|Title:||Nocturnal bee pollinators are attracted to guarana flowers by their scents.|
CORDEIRO, G. D.
SILVA, C. I.
|Affiliation:||CRISTIANE KRUG, CPAA; Guaraci D. Cordeiro, USP; Irmgard Schäffler, University of Salzburg; Claudia I. Silva, USP; Reisla Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Clemens Schlindwein, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Stefan Dötterl, University of Salzburg; Isabel Alves-dos-Santos, USP.|
|Citation:||Frontiers in Plant Science, v. 9, art. 1072, p. 1-6, 31 jul. 2018.|
|Description:||Floral scent is an important component of the trait repertoire of flowering plants, which is used to attract and manipulate pollinators. Despite advances during the last decades about the chemicals released by flowers, there is still a large gap in our understanding of chemical communication between flowering plants and their pollinators. We analyzed floral scents of guarana (Paullinia cupana, Sapindaceae), an economically important plant of the Amazon, using chemical analytical approaches, and determined the attractiveness of the scent to its nocturnal bee pollinators using behavioral assays in the field. Pollen loads of attracted bees were also analyzed. Inflorescences of guarana emit strong scents, both during day and at night, with some semi-quantitative differences between day- and night-time scents.|
|Type of Material:||Separatas|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAA)|