Title: What shapes amino acid and sugar composition in Mediterranean floral nectars?
Authors: Petanidou, Theodora ×
Van Laere, André
Ellis, Willem N
Smets, Eric #
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: Blackwell publishing
Series Title: Oikos vol:15 issue:1 pages:155-169
Abstract: We studied the amino acid (AA) composition of the floral nectars of 73 plant species occurring in a phryganic (East Mediterranean garrigue) community and investigated whether AA and sugar composition is shaped by evolutionary (plant phylogeny), ecological (flowering time as a direct effect of summer drought) and coevolutionary (pollinator partnership) constraints. Our study utilised an extensive plant-pollinator matrix compiled in the same area where the plants had been sampled.
ISSN: 0030-1299
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Functional Biology (-)
Plant Systematics and Ecology Section - miscellaneous
Molecular Physiology of Plants and Micro-organisms Section - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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