Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
New Phytol. 2013 Jan;197(1):49-57. doi: 10.1111/nph.12021. Epub 2012 Nov 12.

Volatile isoprenoid emissions from plastid to planet.

Author information

  • 1Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW 2109, Australia. sandy.harrison@mq.edu.au

Abstract

Approximately 1-2% of net primary production by land plants is re-emitted to the atmosphere as isoprene and monoterpenes. These emissions play major roles in atmospheric chemistry and air pollution-climate interactions. Phenomenological models have been developed to predict their emission rates, but limited understanding of the function and regulation of these emissions has led to large uncertainties in model projections of air quality and greenhouse gas concentrations. We synthesize recent advances in diverse fields, from cell physiology to atmospheric remote sensing, and use this information to propose a simple conceptual model of volatile isoprenoid emission based on regulation of metabolism in the chloroplast. This may provide a robust foundation for scaling up emissions from the cellular to the global scale.

© 2012 The Authors. New Phytologist © 2012 New Phytologist Trust.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Wiley
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk