Nectar: Production, Chemical Composition and Benefits to Animals and Plants


Robin L. Peck (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Floral nectar is a sweet, aqueous secretion that mainly consists of sugars and to a lesser extent amino acids. It is offered by plants to entice pollinators and to ensure pollination and thus sexual reproduction. This book discusses several benefits of plant nectar. It also discusses the production and chemical composition of nectar. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Impact of Microorganisms on Nectar Chemistry, Pollinator Attraction and Plant Fitness (pp. 1-40)
María I. Pozo, Bart Lievens and Hans Jacquemyn (KU Leuven, Biology Department, Plant Population and Conservation Biology, Belgium, and others)

Chapter 2 – Effect of Nectar Composition on Bee Attraction for Onion Seed Production (pp. 41-58)
Verónica Soto, María Fernanda Silva and Claudio Galmarini (Instituto de Biología Agrícola de Mendoza (IBAM-CONICET), Chacras de Coria, Mendoza, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 3 – Extrafloral Nectar Production and Plant Defense Strategies (pp. 59-76)
Akira Yamawo and Makoto Tokuda (Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, and others)

Chapter 4 – Nectar Plant Species Richness Explains Butterfly Diversity in and Around a Primeval Woodland of Mount Fuji, Central Japan (pp. 77-98)
Masahiko Kitahara (Department of Animal Ecology, Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences (YIES), Kenmarubi, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan)

Chapter 5 – Some Melliferous Aspects of Cohabiting Lamiaceae Species Competing for Efficient Pollinators (pp. 99-164)
Marina Mačukanović-Jocić, Gojko Jocić, Zora Dajić Stevanović and Mića Mladenović (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, Serbia)


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