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Kari Löyttyniemi, Raimo Hiltunen

Monoterpenes in Scots pine in relation to browsing preference by moose (Alces alces L.).

Löyttyniemi K., Hiltunen R. (1978). Monoterpenes in Scots pine in relation to browsing preference by moose (Alces alces L.). Silva Fennica vol. 12 no. 2 article id 4992. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a14846

Abstract

Monoterpene hydrocarbon contents of needles in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) plants both damaged and untouched by the moose (Alces alces L.) were compared in the study. The material was collected in an 8-year-old plantation in Central Finland. Needle samples were taken from the topmost shoot whorl of the plants in the middle of April, 1976. Only minor differences were found between the plant groups. Thus, terpenes in pine presumably play no important role in the browsing preference by moose.

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Keywords
moose; Alces alces; Scots pine; Pinus sylvestris; monoterpenes; moose damages

Published in 1978

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