Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Science

Volume

228

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date

5-24-1985

First Page

1011

Last Page

1013

Abstract

Leaves and shoots of blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) and huckleberries (Gaylussacia sp.) when infected by ascospores of Monilinia spp. become ultraviolet-reflective and fragrant and secrete sugars at their lesions. Insects that normally pollinate these hosts are attracted to the discolored leaves, ingest the sugars, and transmit conidia to their flowers, resulting in sclerotia (mummy-berry) formation.

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