Abstract Detail

Characteristics of nectar, nectaries, and nectar spurs

Nikolov, Lachezar [1].

Food of the Gods: developmental basis of nectary formation in the crucifers.

To attract animal pollinators, plants display an elaborate array of color, form, and scent— but the ultimate reward for pollinators is nectar. Nectar is produced in nectaries, secretory structures with diverse organization broadly distributed in plants. Understanding the developmental basis of nectary formation and nectar production offers key insight into an important plant-animal mutualism with direct relevance to agriculture and apiculture. Using natural variation in the Brassicaceae and loss of function mutants, I discuss the histogenesis and the structural complexity of nectaries in this clade. This work is foundational for further study into the genetic basis of nectary development and evolution.

1 - UCLA, Molecular, Cell And Developmental Biology, 610 Charles E Young Dr East, 4018 TLSB Terasaki Life Sciences Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States


Presentation Type: Colloquium Presentations
Session: COL02, Characteristics of nectar, nectaries and nectar spurs
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2020
Time: 11:15 AM
Number: COL02006
Abstract ID:656
Candidate for Awards:None

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