Summary Chemical interactions between Australian mistletoe species and their hosts are poorly understood. In this study, the chemical composition of essential oil extracted from two species of mistletoe, from multiple Eucalypt hosts, were examined. Differences in chemical profiles were found between mistletoe species. Variation in host selection incurred minimal deviation in mistletoe chemical composition. Terpenes were the major class of compounds found in each mistletoe species. Further studies into the bioactivity of these compounds are needed to elucidate their role.
|Title of host publication||17th conference proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Frontiers in New Zealand: Together we can beat the weeds|
|Editors||Sue M Zdendos|
|Place of Publication||New Zealand|
|Publisher||New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Australasian Weeds Conference (AWC) - Christchurch, New Zealand, New Zealand|
Duration: 26 Sep 2010 → 30 Sep 2010
|Conference||Australasian Weeds Conference (AWC)|
|Period||26/09/10 → 30/09/10|
Preston, A., An, M., & Watson, D. (2010). Chemical profile differences in endemic parasitic weeds: a study of host-parasite chemical profiles in select mistletoe and eucalypt species. In S. M. Zdendos (Ed.), 17th conference proceedings: New Frontiers in New Zealand: Together we can beat the weeds (pp. 373-374). New Zealand Plant Protection Society (Inc).