Journal article

The entangled dynamics of eucalypt leaf and flower volatile emissions

Mette Sorensen, Riikka Rinnan, Ian Woodrow, Birger Lindberg Moller, Elizabeth HJ Neilson

Environmental and Experimental Botany | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Eucalypts (including Angophora, Corymbia, Eucalyptus) comprise a large and hyper-diverse group of ecologically important trees providing habitats for many forest dependent species. Eucalypts synthesize a plethora of specialized metabolites that moderate biotic and abiotic interactions. Until now, studies on eucalypt volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have primarily focused on isoprene and monoterpenoid emission from forest plantations. As a result, little is known about the volatile profile of adult eucalypt trees under natural conditions. Here we present an in-depth study of leaf and flower branch volatile emissions from mature trees of nine eucalypt species in south-eastern Australia. VOCs..

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Awarded by VILLUM Research Center

Awarded by ERC Advanced Grant (ERC-2012-AdG)

Awarded by VILLUM Foundation Young Investigator Grant

Awarded by Danish Independent Research Council Sapere Aude Research Talent Post Doctoral Stipend

Awarded by Independent Research Fund Denmark

Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge Mark Corea, Edward Tsen and Mark M. Sorensen for field assistance and Susanne Bidstrup for technical assistance. MS thank Abena Consumer products A/S (Denmark) for donating the PET bags. This research was supported by the VILLUM Research Center (Project number 7523) for "Plant Plasticity", a UCPH Excellence Program for Interdisciplinary Research to Center for Synthetic Biology and an ERC Advanced Grant (ERC-2012-AdG323034) awarded to BLM, and a VILLUM Foundation Young Investigator Grant (Grant No. 13167) and Danish Independent Research Council Sapere Aude Research Talent Post Doctoral Stipend (Grant No. 6111-00379B) awarded to EHJN. MS acknowledges a personal travel grant from the Augustinus Foundation. RR acknowledges the support by Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark and the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF-4181-00141). EHJN acknowledges the financial support of David Vernon.