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dc.contributor.authorCourtois, Elodie Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBaraloto, Christopheren_UK
dc.contributor.authorPaine, C E Timothyen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPetronelli, Pascalen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBlandinieres, Pierre-Alainen_UK
dc.contributor.authorStien, Didieren_UK
dc.contributor.authorHouel, Emelineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorBessiere, Jean-Marieen_UK
dc.contributor.authorChave, Jeromeen_UK
dc.description.abstractVolatile terpenes are among the most diverse class of defensive compounds in plants, and they are implicated in both direct and indirect defense against herbivores. In terpenes, both the quantity and the diversity of compounds appear to increase the efficiency of defense as a diverse blend of compounds provides a more efficient protection against a broader range of herbivores and limits the chances that an enemy evolves resistance. Theory predicts that plant defensive compounds should be allocated differentially among tissues according to the value of the tissue, its cost of construction and the herbivore pressure on it. We collected volatile terpenes from bark and leaves of 178 individual tree belonging to 55 angiosperm species in French Guiana and compare the kind, amount, and diversity of compounds in these tissues. We hypothesized that in woody plants, the outermost part of the trunk should hold a more diverse blend of volatile terpenes. Additionally, as herbivore communities associated with the leaves is different to the one associated with the bark, we also hypothesized that terpene blends should be distinct in the bark vs. the leaves of a given species. We found that the mixture of volatile terpenes released by bark is different and more diverse than that released by leaves, both in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes. This supports our hypothesis and further suggests that the emission of terpenes by the bark should be more important for trunk defense than previously thought.en_UK
dc.publisherElsevier for the Phytochemical Society of Europe and the Phytochemical Society of North Americaen_UK
dc.relationCourtois EA, Baraloto C, Paine CET, Petronelli P, Blandinieres P, Stien D, Houel E, Bessiere J & Chave J (2012) Differences in volatile terpene composition between the bark and leaves of tropical tree species. Phytochemistry, 82, pp. 81-88.
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dc.subjectFrench Guianaen_UK
dc.subjectOptimal defense theoryen_UK
dc.subjectSecondary metabolitesen_UK
dc.titleDifferences in volatile terpene composition between the bark and leaves of tropical tree speciesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, Franceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUMR "Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane", French Guianaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUMR "Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane", French Guianaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUMR "Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane", French Guianaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUMR "Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane", French Guianaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUMR "Ecologie des Forêts de Guyane", French Guianaen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEcole Nationale Superieure de Chimie, Montpellier, Franceen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, Franceen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorCourtois, Elodie A|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBaraloto, Christopher|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPaine, C E Timothy|0000-0001-8705-3719en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPetronelli, Pascal|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBlandinieres, Pierre-Alain|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorStien, Didier|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHouel, Emeline|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorBessiere, Jean-Marie|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorChave, Jerome|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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