Title: A Note on the Evolution of Isoprenoid Emission in Quercus spp.
Authors: LORETO FrancescoCICCIOLI PaoloBRANCALEONI E.VALENTINI RiccardoDE LILLIS ManuelaCSIKY OlavSEUFERT Guenther
Citation: Oekologia vol. 115 p. 302-305
Publication Year: 1999
JRC N°: JRC16247
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC16247
Type: Articles in Journals
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.
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