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Plant toxin levels in nectar vary spatially across native and introduced populations

Abstract:

1. Secondary compounds in nectar can function as toxic chemical defences against floral antagonists, but may also mediate plant–pollinator interactions. Despite their ecological importance, few studies have investigated patterns of spatial variation in toxic nectar compounds in plant species, and none outside their native range. 2. Grayanotoxin I (GTX I) occurs in nectar of invasive Rhododendron ponticum where it is toxic to honeybees and some solitary bee species. We examined (i) geographic ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher copy:
10.1111/1365-2745.12573

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Stevenson, PC More by this author
Tiedeken, EJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
ORCID:
0000-0002-2749-021X
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Ecology Journal website
Volume:
104
Issue:
4
Pages:
1106-1115
Publication date:
2016-03-10
Acceptance date:
2016-03-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2745
ISSN:
0022-0477
Pubs id:
pubs:1016035
URN:
uri:95ba31fe-2992-4927-912b-987ce25bf31b
UUID:
uuid:95ba31fe-2992-4927-912b-987ce25bf31b
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pubs:1016035

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