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Distasteful nectar deters floral robbery

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Toxic nectar is an ecological paradox [1, 2]. Plants divert substantial resources to produce nectar that attracts pollinators [3], but toxins in this reward could disrupt the mutualism and reduce plant fitness [4]. Alternatively, such compounds could protect nectar from robbers [2], provided that they do not significantly alter pollinator visitation to the detriment of plant fitness [1, 5, 6, 7, 8]. Indeed, very few studies have investigated the role of plant toxins in nectar for defense agai...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.cub.2017.07.012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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ORCID:
0000-0002-2749-021X
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Biology Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
16
Pages:
2552-2558
Publication date:
2017-08-10
Acceptance date:
2017-07-04
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Pubs id:
pubs:1016024
URN:
uri:754ea76c-d079-44ea-92e3-3dd3c9b66894
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uuid:754ea76c-d079-44ea-92e3-3dd3c9b66894
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pubs:1016024

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