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Pollen feeding proteomics: salivary proteins of the passion flower butterfly, Heliconius melpomene

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Dec 22, 2014

Desiree HarpelJames R. Walters

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While most adult Lepidoptera use flower nectar as their primary food source, butterflies in the genus Heliconius have evolved the novel ability to acquire amino acids from consuming pollen. Heliconius butterflies collect pollen on their proboscis, moisten the pollen with saliva, and use...read more

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Cell Secretion
Passiflora incarnata extract
Proteolytic Enzyme
Signal Peptides
Ingestion
Chemicals
Passion flower extract
Passiflora incarnata
Proboscis
Heliconius melpomene
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  • Pollen feeding proteomics: salivary proteins of the passion flower butterfly, Heliconius melpomene

    bioRxiv

    Dec 22, 2014

    Desiree HarpelJames R. Walters

    PMID: 990013128

    DOI: 10.1101/013128

    Abstract

    While most adult Lepidoptera use flower nectar as their primary food source, butterflies in the genus Heliconius have evolved the novel ability to acquire amino acids from consuming pollen. Heliconius butterflies collect pollen on their proboscis, moisten the pollen with saliva, and use...read more

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    Cell Secretion
    Passiflora incarnata extract
    Proteolytic Enzyme
    Signal Peptides
    Ingestion
    6
    1

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