Chemical compounds in male orchid bee’s perfume analyzed
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, used gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to separate and analyze each chemical compound in a male orchid bee’s (pictured) enticing perfume.
[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant DEB 1457753.]
Learn more in the University of California, Davis, news story Can scents create new species? Smells like orchid bee evolution. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 21, 2020)
Credit: Chemical compounds in male orchid bee’s perfume analyzed
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