Targeted metabolite profiling provides a functional link among eucalypt taxonomy, physiology and evolution

A. Merchant, A. Richter, M. Popp, M. Adams

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    Abstract

    Adaptation to aridity is considered a major factor in the evolution of the genus Eucalyptus. For the first time, targeted metabolite profiling has uncovered a quantitative yet discrete phytochemical link with eucalypt taxonomy. The distribution of cyclitols among Eucalyptus species, and a range of other Australian tree genera, support their proposed functions in plant tissues and provide putative links with the acclimation of trees to and environments. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)402-408
    JournalPhytochemistry
    Volume67
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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