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Flowers respond to pollinator sound within minutes by increasing nectar sugar concentration

Flowers respond to pollinator sound within minutes by increasing nectar sugar concentration

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VEITS, Marine, Itzhak KHAIT, Uri OBOLSKI, Eyal ZINGER, Arjan BOONMAN, Aya GOLDSHTEIN, Kfir SABAN, Rya SELTZER, Udi BEN-DOR, Lilach HADANY, 2019. Flowers respond to pollinator sound within minutes by increasing nectar sugar concentration. In: Ecology letters. Wiley-Blackwell - STM. 22(9), pp. 1483-1492. ISSN 1461-023X. eISSN 1461-0248. Available under: doi: 10.1111/ele.13331

@article{Veits2019-09Flowe-54843, title={Flowers respond to pollinator sound within minutes by increasing nectar sugar concentration}, year={2019}, doi={10.1111/ele.13331}, number={9}, volume={22}, issn={1461-023X}, journal={Ecology letters}, pages={1483--1492}, author={Veits, Marine and Khait, Itzhak and Obolski, Uri and Zinger, Eyal and Boonman, Arjan and Goldshtein, Aya and Saban, Kfir and Seltzer, Rya and Ben-Dor, Udi and Hadany, Lilach} }

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