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|Title:||A Note on the Evolution of Isoprenoid Emission in Quercus spp.|
|Authors:||LORETO Francesco; CICCIOLI Paolo; BRANCALEONI E.; VALENTINI Riccardo; DE LILLIS Manuela; CSIKY Olav; SEUFERT Guenther|
|Citation:||Oekologia vol. 115 p. 302-305|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||We show that Mediterranean oaks which emit isoprene, monoterpenes or no isoprenoids belong to different subgenera as indicated by morpho-taxonomy and molecular genetics. We surmise that isoprene emission is a genetic character which evolved ancestrally in the oak genus. This character may have been either lost or modified in more recent clades such as those originating from Mediterranean oaks. Isoprenoid emission could serve as a chemio-taxonomical marker and could be used to reconstruct the phylogeny of oaks is association with molecular markers.|
|JRC Directorate:||Joint Research Centre Historical Collection|
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