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Title: Pollen removal changes floral scent of buzz-pollinated Solanum flowers
Creator(s): Moore, C D
Farman, D I
Särkinen, T
Stevenson, P C
Vallejo-Marín, M
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Keywords: Chemical ecology
concealed rewards
honest signal
plant-pollinator signalling
volatile organic compound
Citation: Moore, CD; Farman, DI; Särkinen, T; Stevenson, PC; Vallejo-Marín, M (In submission): Pollen removal changes floral scent of buzz-pollinated Solanum flowers. Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling. Dataset.
Publisher: Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling
Dataset Description (Abstract): Floral scent influences the recruitment, learning, and behaviour of floral visitors. Variation in floral scent can provide cues of the amount of reward available or whether a flower has been visited recently and may be particularly important in species with visually concealed rewards. In many buzz-pollinated flowers, tubular anthers opening via small apical pores (poricidal anthers) visually conceal pollen and appear similar regardless of pollen quantity within the anther. We investigated whether pollen removal changes scent composition and emission rate in seven taxa of buzz-pollinated Solanum (Solanaceae). We found that pollen removal reduced overall scent emission. Moreover, in S. lumholtzianum, pollen removal reduced the emission of specific compounds (linalool and farnesol). Our findings suggest that scent could be used as a cue by visitors of buzz-pollinated flowers as it contains information on potential pollen availability.
Dataset Description (TOC): CDM_DATA_AllVOC.csv contains all data for this study
Type: dataset
Contract/Grant Title: Evolution and Chemical Ecology of Buzz-Pollinated Flowers and Pollen-Collecting Bees
Funder(s): NERC - Natural Environment Research Council
Contract/Grant Number: NE/L002590/1
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Affiliation(s) of Dataset Creator(s): University of Stirling (BES)
University of Greenwich
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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