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Document type
Journal articles

Document subtype
Full paper

Title
Carbon-use strategies in stem radial growth of two oak species, one Temperate deciduous and one Mediterranean evergreen: what can be inferred from seasonal variations in the ?13C of the current year ring?

Participants in the publication
Cécile Vincent-Barbaroux (Author)
Daniel Berveiller (Author)
Caroline Lelarge-Trouverie (Author)
Rodrigo Maia (Author)
Cristina Máguas (Author)
Dep. Biologia Vegetal
CE3C - Centro de Ecologia, Evolução e Alterações Ambientais
João Pereira (Author)
Manuela M Chaves (Author)
Claire Damesin (Author)

Refereeing
Yes

Summary
Tree ring synthesis is a key process in wood production; however, little is known of the origin and fate of the carbon involved. We used natural 13C abundance to investigate the carbon-use process for the ring development in a temperate deciduous (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl.) and a Mediterranean evergreen (Quercus ilex L.) oak. The sapwood carbon reserves, phloem sucrose contents, stem respired CO2 efflux and their respective carbon isotope compositions (δ13C) were recorded over 1 year, in the native area of each species. The seasonal δ13C variation of the current year ring was determined in the total ring throughout the seasons, as well as in slices from the fully mature ring after the growth season (intra-ring pattern). Although the budburst dates of the two oaks were similar, the growth of Quercus ilex began 50 days later. Both species exhibited growth cessation during the hot and dry summer but only Q. ilex resumed in the autumn. In the deciduous oak, xylem starch storage showed clear variations during the radial growth. The intra-ring δ13C variations of the two species exhibited similar ranges, but contrasting patterns, with an early increase for Q. petraea. Comparison between δ13C of starch and total ring suggested that Q. petraea (but not Q. ilex) builds its rings using reserves during the first month of growth. Shifts in ring and soluble sugars δ13C suggested an interspecific difference in either the phloem unloading or the use of fresh assimilate inside the ring. A decrease in ring δ13C for both oaks between the end of the radial growth and the winter is attributed to a lignification of ring cell walls after stem increment. This study highlighted the differences in carbon-use during ring growth for evergreen and deciduous oaks, as well as the benefits of exploring the process using natural 13C abundance.

Date of Submisson/Request
2018-05-30
Date of Acceptance
2019-04-02
Date of Publication
2019-05-17

Where published
Tree Physiology

Publication Identifiers
ISSN - 1758-4469

Publisher
Oxford University Press (OUP)

Volume
39
Number
8

Number of pages
12
Starting page
1329
Last page
1341

Document Identifiers
DOI - https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpz043
URL - http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpz043

Rankings
Web Of Science Q1 (2019) - 3.477 (2018) - Forestry


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APA
Cécile Vincent-Barbaroux, Daniel Berveiller, Caroline Lelarge-Trouverie, Rodrigo Maia, Cristina Máguas, João Pereira, Manuela M Chaves, Claire Damesin, (2019). Carbon-use strategies in stem radial growth of two oak species, one Temperate deciduous and one Mediterranean evergreen: what can be inferred from seasonal variations in the ?13C of the current year ring?. Tree Physiology, 39, 1329-1341. ISSN 1758-4469. eISSN . http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpz043

IEEE
Cécile Vincent-Barbaroux, Daniel Berveiller, Caroline Lelarge-Trouverie, Rodrigo Maia, Cristina Máguas, João Pereira, Manuela M Chaves, Claire Damesin, "Carbon-use strategies in stem radial growth of two oak species, one Temperate deciduous and one Mediterranean evergreen: what can be inferred from seasonal variations in the ?13C of the current year ring?" in Tree Physiology, vol. 39, pp. 1329-1341, 2019. 10.1093/treephys/tpz043

BIBTEX
@article{42119, author = {Cécile Vincent-Barbaroux and Daniel Berveiller and Caroline Lelarge-Trouverie and Rodrigo Maia and Cristina Máguas and João Pereira and Manuela M Chaves and Claire Damesin}, title = {Carbon-use strategies in stem radial growth of two oak species, one Temperate deciduous and one Mediterranean evergreen: what can be inferred from seasonal variations in the ?13C of the current year ring?}, journal = {Tree Physiology}, year = 2019, pages = {1329-1341}, volume = 39 }