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Hybrid floral scent novelty drives pollinator shift in sexually deceptive orchids

Nicolas J Vereecken12*, Salvatore Cozzolino3 and Florian P Schiestl2

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1 Evolutionary Biology & Ecology, Free University of Brussels/Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue FD Roosevelt 50 CP 160/12, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium

2 Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich, Zollikerstrasse 107, CH-8008 Zürich, Switzerland

3 Department of Structural and Functional Biology University of Naples "Federico II" Complesso Universitario Monte Sant'Angelo Via Cinthia, Build 7, I-80126 Napoli, Italy

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:103  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-103

Published: 21 April 2010

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Video. The video depicts a male of the solitary bee Colletes cunicularius pseudocopulating on the flower labellum of Ophrys lupercalis: pollinia removal on the abdomen tip and on the head of the pollinator (video courtesy of J-C Milhé).

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Table S1 - Floral odour chemistry in the hybrid zone. Summary of the qualitative differences in floral odour compound production in each orchid taxon of the hybrid zone investigated.

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