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Foliar chemistry of juvenile Eucalyptus grandis clones does not predict chemical defence in maturing ramets

Wallis, Ian; Smith, Helen J; Henery, Martin; Henson, Michael; Foley, William

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The tendency for managers of eucalypt plantations to plant large, homogeneous (i.e. clonal) stands presents a new suite of problems. Perhaps foremost among them is the elevated risk of disease or predation. One way to counter this risk is to select material with high natal resistance, such as material with high concentrations of plant secondary metabolites. This would be much simpler if we could predict future defences from the chemistry of juvenile plants. The present study aimed to determine...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWallis, Ian
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Helen J
dc.contributor.authorHenery, Martin
dc.contributor.authorHenson, Michael
dc.contributor.authorFoley, William
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:03:17Z
dc.identifier.issn0378-1127
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/62104
dc.description.abstractThe tendency for managers of eucalypt plantations to plant large, homogeneous (i.e. clonal) stands presents a new suite of problems. Perhaps foremost among them is the elevated risk of disease or predation. One way to counter this risk is to select material with high natal resistance, such as material with high concentrations of plant secondary metabolites. This would be much simpler if we could predict future defences from the chemistry of juvenile plants. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between the concentrations of formylated phloroglucinol compounds (FPCs) in the leaves of newly established Eucalyptus grandis (Hill ex Maiden) clones in the nursery and those in the same genetic material in experimental plantations. There was almost no relationship between the concentrations of defensive chemicals in the leaves of newly established E. grandis clones growing in pots in the nursery and of those in the same genetic material growing in plantations. This implies that age effects and probable gene × environment interactions prevent evaluating the defensive qualities of clones until they are several years old and even then the results are site-specific.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceForest Ecology and Management
dc.subjectKeywords: Age effects; Eucalypt plantations; Eucalyptus grandis; Foliar chemistry; Genetic materials; Herbivory; High concentration; Phloroglucinol; Plant secondary metabolites; Site-specific; Cloning; Metabolites; Forestry; biochemistry; chemical defense; clonal o Clone; Defence; Eucalypt; FPC; Herbivory
dc.titleFoliar chemistry of juvenile Eucalyptus grandis clones does not predict chemical defence in maturing ramets
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume260
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor060208 - Terrestrial Ecology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9511635xPUB668
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWallis, Ian, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationSmith, Helen J, Forests New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationHenery, Martin, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHenson, Michael, Forests New South Wales
local.contributor.affiliationFoley, William, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage763
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage769
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.foreco.2010.05.034
local.identifier.absseo820101 - Hardwood Plantations
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T12:07:36Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77954957246
local.identifier.thomsonID000280861200020
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