Close and distant : contrasting the metabolism of two closely related subspecies of Scots pine under the effects of folivory and summer drought
Rivas Ubach, Albert (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Hódar, José A. (Universidad de Granada. Departamento de Biología Animal y Ecología)
Garcia-Porta, J. (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Guenther, Alex (University of California. Department of Earth System Science)
Paša-Tolić, Ljiljana (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Environmental Molecular Sciences Division,)
Oravec, Michal (Akademie věd České Republiky. Centrum výzkumu globální změny)
Urban, Otmar (Akademie věd České Republiky. Centrum výzkumu globální změny)
Peñuelas, Josep (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)

Date: 2017
Abstract: Metabolomes, as chemical phenotypes of organisms, are likely not only shaped by the environment but also by common ancestry. If this is the case, we expect that closely related species of pines will tend to reach similar metabolomic solutions to the same environmental stressors. We examined the metabolomes of two sympatric subspecies of Pinus sylvestris in Sierra Nevada (southern Iberian Peninsula), in summer and winter and exposed to folivory by the pine processionary moth. The overall metabolomes differed between the subspecies but both tended to respond more similarly to folivory. The metabolomes of the subspecies were more dissimilar in summer than in winter, and iberica trees had higher concentrations of metabolites directly related to drought stress. Our results are consistent with the notion that certain plant metabolic responses associated with folivory have been phylogenetically conserved. The larger divergence between subspecies metabolomes in summer is likely due to the warmer and drier conditions that the northern iberica subspecies experience in Sierra Nevada. Our results provide crucial insights into how iberica populations would respond to the predicted conditions of climate change under an increased defoliation in the Mediterranean Basin.
Note: Imbalance-P paper. contact with Jordi Sardans: j.sardans@creaf.uab.cat
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/610028
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/CGL2016-79835-P
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MAGRAMA/OAPN-022/2008
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2014/SGR-274
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: Ecology and evolution, First published: 25 September 2017, ISSN 2045-7758

DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3343


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