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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2009 Vol.10 No.2 P.103-111


Seasonal changes in tannin and nitrogen contents of Casuarina equisetifolia branchlets

Author(s):  Li-hua ZHANG, Gong-fu YE, Yi-ming LIN, Hai-chao ZHOU, Qi ZENG

Affiliation(s):  MOE Key Lab for Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems, School of Life Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   linym@xmu.edu.cn

Key Words:  Casuarina equisetifolia, Condensed tannins, Total phenolics, Nitrogen, Seasonal dynamics

Li-hua ZHANG, Gong-fu YE, Yi-ming LIN, Hai-chao ZHOU, Qi ZENG. Seasonal changes in tannin and nitrogen contents of Casuarina equisetifolia branchlets[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2009, 10(2): 103-111.

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seasonal dynamics of total phenolics (TP), extractable condensed tannins (ECT), protein-bound condensed tannins (PBCT), fiber-bound condensed tannins (FBCT), total condensed tannins (TCT), and protein precipitation capacity (PPC) in young, mature and senescent branchlets of Casuarina equisetifolia were studied at Chishan Forestry Center of Dongshan County, Fujian Province, China. In addition, nitrogen contents of branchlets at the different developmental stages were also determined. The contents of TP and ECT, and PPC in young branchlets were significantly higher than those in mature and senescent branchlets through the season. However, PBCT contents were significantly higher in senescent branchlets than those in young and mature branchlets; FBCT fluctuated with season. Young branchlets had the highest N content, which decreased during branch maturity and senescence. The highest contents of TP and the lowest contents of TCT and N in young and mature branchlets were observed in summer. There was a significant negative correlation between TP and N contents. In contrast, TCT contents were positively correlated to N contents. Nutrient resorption during senescence and high TCT:N ratios in senescent branchlets are the important nutrient conservation strategies for C. equisetifolia.

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