Role of needle surface waxes in dynamic exchange of mono- and sesquiterpenes

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Joensuu , J , Altimir , N , Hakola , H , Rostas , M , Raivonen , M , Vestenius , M , Aaltonen , H , Riederer , M & Bäck , J 2016 , ' Role of needle surface waxes in dynamic exchange of mono- and sesquiterpenes ' , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , vol. 16 , no. 12 , pp. 7813-7823 .

Title: Role of needle surface waxes in dynamic exchange of mono- and sesquiterpenes
Author: Joensuu, Johanna; Altimir, Nuria; Hakola, Hannele; Rostas, Michael; Raivonen, Maarit; Vestenius, Mika; Aaltonen, Hermanni; Riederer, Markus; Bäck, Jaana
Contributor organization: Department of Forest Sciences
Department of Physics
Ecosystem processes (INAR Forest Sciences)
Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS)
Micrometeorology and biogeochemical cycles
Forest Health Group
Forest Ecology and Management
Date: 2016
Language: eng
Number of pages: 11
Belongs to series: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
ISSN: 1680-7316
Abstract: Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) produced by plants have a major role in atmospheric chemistry. The different physicochemical properties of BVOCs affect their transport within and out of the plant as well as their reactions along the way. Some of these compounds may accumulate in or on the waxy surface layer of conifer needles and participate in chemical reactions on or near the foliage surface. The aim of this work was to determine whether terpenes, a key category of BVOCs produced by trees, can be found on the epicuticles of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and, if so, how they compare with the terpenes found in shoot emissions of the same tree. We measured shoot-level emissions of pine seedlings at a remote outdoor location in central Finland and subsequently analysed the needle surface waxes for the same compounds. Both emissions and wax extracts were clearly dominated by monoterpenes, but the proportion of sesquiterpenes was higher in the wax extracts. There were also differences in the terpene spectra of the emissions and the wax extracts. The results, therefore, support the existence of BVOC associated to the epicuticular waxes. We briefly discuss the different pathways for terpenes to reach the needle surfaces and the implications for air chemistry.
1172 Environmental sciences
4112 Forestry
Peer reviewed: Yes
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