Methyl salicylate fumigation increases monoterpene emission rates

J. Peñuelas, J. Llusià, I. Filella

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    We aimed to assess the potential effects of fumigation by methyl salicylate (MeSA) on plant monoterpene production and emissions. We evaluated monoterpene production and emissions both by chromatographic and proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry at the whole plant-and leaf-scales, in MeSa-fumigated (ca. 60 mm3 m-3 in air) and control (without MeSa fumigation) holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) plants exposed to temperatures ranging from 25 to 50 °C. The MeSa-fumigated plants showed ca. 3-4-fold greater leaf monoterpene concentrations and emission rates than the control plants between the temperatures of 25 to 45 °C. © 2007 Institute of Experimental Botany, ASCR.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)372-376
    JournalBiologia Plantarum
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007


    • α-pinene
    • β-myrcene
    • β-pinene
    • Antioxidants
    • Limonene
    • PTR-MS
    • Quercus ilex
    • Thermotolerance


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