Science News

Plants emit gases, called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), that enter the atmosphere, where they can interact with other natural and human-made molecules to form secondary organic aerosols (SOAs). These tiny, suspended particles influence atmospheric processes, such as cloud formation and sunlight scattering. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry have shown that aphid-infested Scots pine trees produce a different mixture of VOCs than healthy plants, which then leads to different SOAs.
Read More

Comments

Say Something, or email me at oren@eyalo.com

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Loading Disqus Comments ...

No Trackbacks.