Diacetin, a reliable cue and private communication channel in a specialized pollination system : signalling between oil flowers and oil bees / Irmgard Schäffler, Kim E. Steiner, Mark Haid, Sander S. van Berkel, Günter Gerlach, Steven D. Johnson, Ludger Wessjohann, and Stefan Dötterl. . In: Scientific Reports
- Detection of EAD-active compounds in oil flowers.
- Figure 1. Electroantennographic responses of Macropis fulvipes oil bees to scents of different oil flowers.
- Table 1. Occurrence of EAD-active substances (see Fig.
- Figure 2. Physiological dose-response curves of different bees for diacetin.
- Figure 3. Behavioural experiments testing the attractiveness of floral compounds of Lysimachia oil flowers to Macropis oil bees.
- Figure 4. Diacetin is likely a derivative of the fatty floral oil biosynthesis.
- Materials and Methods
- Bee study species.
- Plant material and volatile collection.
- Gas Chromatography with Electroantennographic Detection (GC-EAD).
- Electroantennography (EAG).
- Chemical Analyses.
- Preparation of synthetic scent mixture.
- Author Contributions