Understanding variation and ecology of foliar terpenes in Eucalyptus

Author(s): V.K.Varshney, Sanjay Naithani

Foliar terpenes in Eucalyptus have multiple ecological functions and also show a great deal of variation between and within species. Variability in these chemicalsmake themsignificant fromecology, taxonomy and industrial utilization point of view. The present reviewsummarizes the available knowledge on terpene biosynthesis and its relevance in understanding the variation in terpene concentration, terpene profile and terpene composition, and ecology of these secondary metabolites.

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