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How do climate warming affect Sphagnum secondary metabolites?


Sphagnum genus have a key role in peatland functioning by creating the conditions for the accumulation of one third of the world's soil carbon. However, Sphagnum secondary metabolites are poorly quantified compared with vascular plants. Recent works has shown that total phenolic compounds produced by living Sphagnum influence microbial communities , fungal enzymatic activities and vascular plant mycorrhizae. They also vary according to the season and are reduced by global warming. It is then timely to better understand how Sphagnum secondary metabolism responds to global change. We investigated how climate warming affect Sphagnum specific phenolics (Sphagnum acids) using a metabolic profiling approach. Two sphagnum species (S. magellanicum and S. fal-lax) were collected along an experimental site in a peatland of Jura (Frasne, 25) within two microhabitats (wet lawn versus dry hummock) submitted to an increase of +1•C thanks to the installation of Open top chamber since 2008. Sphagnum acids of ethanolic extracts (v/v20/80%) were evaluated by UHPLC MS-Qtof. Our results identified four sphagnum acid forms (i.e. a simple sphagnum acid, a glycosylated form, a conjugated form with uronic acids and an ethylester form). Their production was ma-joritary in the capitulum and varied between months and species. Global warming had little effect on the production of sphagnum acids for both species. Interestingly, the microhabitat influenced only the production of glycosylated and conjugated with uronic acids forms in S. fallax. For this species, the sphagnum acids production was positively correlated to the air temperature and mire water pH. For S. magellanicum, they were negatively correlated to air temperature and water level but positively to theSphagnumpH. These results underlinethe importance to study the production and regulation of sphagnum acids amongSphagnumspecies. Allelopathic roles of these metabolites betweenSphagnumspecies, vascular plantsand microbial communities offer interesting perspectives.
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hal-02979010 , version 1 (26-10-2020)


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Guillaume Foursov, Coralie Bertheau-Rossel, Philippe Binet, Soraya Rouifed, Guillaume Meiffren, et al.. How do climate warming affect Sphagnum secondary metabolites?. International conference on ecological science, Oct 2018, Rennes, France. ⟨hal-02979010⟩
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