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Influence of Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Ozone on the Foliar Nonvolatile Terpenoids in Ginkgo Biloba

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The aim of this study was to determine the effects of elevated O3 and elevated CO2, singly and in combination, on the contents of nonvolatile terpenoids in leaves of Ginkgo Biloba. The results showed that elevated CO2, alone and in combination with elevated O3 increased concentrations of all the determined terpenoids, while elevated O3 alone only increased concentration of bilobalide. These results demonstrated that the metabolism of terpenoids in ginkgo leaves was more sensitive to elevated CO2 than elevated O3.

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This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Important Project 90411019. We are grateful to Professor Dali Tao for critical reading of the manuscript, and we thank Dr. Petri A. Peltonen (Finnish forest research institute, Finland) for the Graphic Vector Analysis assistance.

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Huang, W., He, X., Chen, W. et al. Influence of Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Ozone on the Foliar Nonvolatile Terpenoids in Ginkgo Biloba . Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 81, 432–435 (2008).

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  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Terpenoids
  • Elevated CO2
  • Elevated O3