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Variation in leaf oils of Eucalyptus nitens and E. denticulata


Li, H and Madden, JL and Davies, NW, Variation in leaf oils of Eucalyptus nitens and E. denticulata, Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 22, (6) pp. 631-640. ISSN 0305-1978 (1994) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1994 Elsevier Science Ltd

DOI: doi:10.1016/0305-1978(94)90076-0


The chemical composition of the leaf oils of Eucalyptus nitens and E. denticulata trees grown in a provenance trial in Tasmania from seed collected from original Australian mainlan localities was examined. The composition of the adult leaf oils parallels the splitting of E. nitens into the two species, E. nitens and E. denticulata. The leaf oils of E. nitens were characterized by high levels of 1,8-cineole and α-pinene and E. denticulata by high levels of p-cymene andγ-terpinene. It was found that the oil yields from E. nitens juvenile leaves were significantly higher than that from the corresponding adult leaves for all source localities examined.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Plant biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Li, H (Dr Hai Li)
UTAS Author:Madden, JL (Dr John Madden)
UTAS Author:Davies, NW (Associate Professor Noel Davies)
ID Code:102211
Year Published:1994
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Central Science Laboratory
Deposited On:2015-08-04
Last Modified:2015-09-01

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