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Carbon concentration in structures of Arctostaphylos pungens HBK: An alternative CO2 sink in forests

Pompa-García M1, E Jurado2

1 Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Dgo., México. Av. Papaloapan y Blvd. Durango. Durango, México. CP. 34120.
2 Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad de Nuevo León, N.L. México.

* Corresponding Authors: Address Correspondence to: Marín Pompa-García, e-mail: email ; Enrique Jurado, e-mail: email

Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany 2015, 84(2), 385-389. https://doi.org/10.32604/phyton.2015.84.385

Abstract

Arctostaphylos pungens HBK is a dominant species with increasing abundance and distribution in chaparral ecosystems as a result of range management and, possibly, changes in climate. The value of this species for carbon (C) sequestration is unknown, and the standard 50% C out of total tree biomass is used as an approximate value. In this study, we aim to determine the C concentration of the primary components of A. pungens. The total C expressed as a percentage of biomass was determined with a Solids TOC Analyzer. We found the C concentration to vary among components. Leaves exhibited the highest C concentration (51.70%). Roots (46.11%), stems (47.30%), fruits (47.89%) and twigs (48.40%) had similar C concentration. These results provided superior estimates of C concentration, and reliable information concerning the potential use of A. pungens in climate-change mitigation programs.

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M, P., Jurado, E. (2015). Carbon concentration in structures of <i>arctostaphylos pungens</i> HBK: an alternative co<sub>2</sub> sink in forests. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, 84(2), 385-389. https://doi.org/10.32604/phyton.2015.84.385
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M P, Jurado E. Carbon concentration in structures of <i>arctostaphylos pungens</i> HBK: an alternative co<sub>2</sub> sink in forests. Phyton-Int J Exp Bot. 2015;84(2):385-389 https://doi.org/10.32604/phyton.2015.84.385
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P. M and E. Jurado, "Carbon concentration in structures of <i>Arctostaphylos pungens</i> HBK: An alternative CO<sub>2</sub> sink in forests," Phyton-Int. J. Exp. Bot., vol. 84, no. 2, pp. 385-389. 2015. https://doi.org/10.32604/phyton.2015.84.385



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