Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 2015, Vol.62, p.82(9)
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bse.2015.07.041 Byline: Alessandra Bertoli, Maria Cecilia Loi, Cecilia Noccioli, Lucia Maxia, Anna-Camilla Moonen, Luisa Pistelli Abstract: The aroma fingerprints of seven endemic Sardinian populations of Genista species (Genista bocchierii, Genista arbusensis, Genista cadasonensis, Genista corsica, Genista morisii, Genista pichisermolliana, Genista sulcitana) were defined for the first time in order to investigate the relationship between their chemotaxonomic classification and discriminating volatiles. It is the first time that the inter-species compositional variations of non-terpenoidic constituents and target volatiles such as linalool, limonene, 2,6-nonadienal, 2-pentylfuran, (E)-2-(2-pentenyl)-furan, [sz]-caryophyllene and caryophyllene oxide were related by Principal Components Analysis to the actual chemotaxonomic classification of the selected Sardinian Genista species. Although they are not considered marketable aromatic plants, these original results have shown the potential role of volatiles not only as new further important chemotaxonomic markers of Genista species, but also as potential ecological factors in the chemodiversity of some endemic Mediterranean Genista or, more in general, in vegetation changes and reforestation processes. Author Affiliation: (a) Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Via Bonanno 33, 56126 Pisa, Italy (b) Department of Environmental and Life Science, Section Botany and Botanical Garden, University of Cagliari, Viale S.Ignazio, 13 I, 09123 Cagliari, Italy (c) Institute of Life Sciences - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Via Santa Cecilia 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy Article History: Received 30 April 2015; Revised 30 July 2015; Accepted 31 July 2015
Reforestation ; Animal Behavior
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