Effect of altitude on the composition of suberin monomers in the outer bark of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.)

Donmez I. E. , Hafizoglu H., Kilic A., HEMMING J., ECKERMAN C.

INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS, vol.37, no.1, pp.441-444, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2011.07.012
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-444


The changes in the amount and composition of suberin monomers of Scots pine outer bark, which is grown natively in Turkey, was investigated as a function of growing altitude. Samples were taken from every 100 m to 1300m which was the highest point of the sampling area. While the total amount of suberin monomers is varied within the range 17.56-47.20 mg/g, there was no correlation between total amount and altitude. Total amount of alkanols of suberin monomers decreased when the altitude increased. Alcohol 24:0 was seen as the dominant constituent and its amount decreased from 100 m to 1300 m. There was not a clear change in the total amount of alkanoic, dioic and hydroxy acids. Acid 1,18-hydroxy-18:1 and acid 1.18-dioic-18:1 were determined as the main compounds in all samples. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.