How to be sweet? Extra floral nectar allocation by Gossypium hirsutum fits optimal defense theory predictions

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Wäckers, F.L.; Bonifay, C.;

Plants employ nectar for two distinct functions. Floral nectar has traditionally been viewed in the context of pollination. Extrafloral nectar on the other hand, can act as an indirect defense, allowing the plant to recruit predators and parasitoids. Whereas this makes ... View more
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