31P-NMR Metabolomics Revealed Species-Specific Use of Phosphorous in Trees of a French Guiana Rainforest

Type Article
Date 2020-09
Language English
Author(s) Gargallo-Garriga Albert1, 2, 3, Sardans Jordi1, 2, Llusià Joan2, 3, Peguero Guille1, 2, 4, Asensio Dolores2, 3, Ogaya Romà2, 3, Urbina Ifigenia2, 3, Langenhove Leandro Van4, Verryckt Lore T.4, Courtois Elodie A.4, 5, Stahl Clément6, Grau Oriol1, 2, 7, Urban Otmar3, Janssens Ivan A.4, Nolis Pau8, Pérez-Trujillo Miriam8, Parella Teodor8, Peñuelas Josep1, 2
Affiliation(s) 1 : CSIC, Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB, Bellaterra, 08193 Catalonia, Spain
2 : CREAF, Cerdanyola del Vallès, 08193 Catalonia, Spain
3 : Global Change Research Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Belidla 986/4a, CZ-60300 Brno, Czech Republic
4 : Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, BE-2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
5 : Laboratoire Ecologie, évolution, Interactions des Systèmes Amazoniens (LEEISA), Université de Guyane, CNRS, IFREMER, 97300 Cayenne, French Guiana
6 : INRA, UMR EcoFoG, CNRS, Cirad, AgroParisTech, Université des Antilles, Université de Guyane, 97310 Kourou, France
7 : Cirad, UMR EcoFoG (AgroParisTech, CNRS, Inra, Univ Antilles, Univ Guyane), Campus Agronomique, 97310 Kourou, French Guiana
8 : Servei de Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, E-08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain
Source Molecules (1420-3049) (MDPI AG), 2020-09 , Vol. 25 , N. 17 , P. 3960 (12p.)
DOI 10.3390/molecules25173960
WOS© Times Cited 5
Note This article belongs to the Special Issue NMR-Based Metabolomics
Keyword(s) P-31-NMR metabolic profiling, Iceland, tropical lowland, P-containing compounds, species-specific P-use niches

Productivity of tropical lowland moist forests is often limited by availability and functional allocation of phosphorus (P) that drives competition among tree species and becomes a key factor in determining forestall community diversity. We used non-target 31P-NMR metabolic profiling to study the foliar P-metabolism of trees of a French Guiana rainforest. The objective was to test the hypotheses that P-use is species-specific, and that species diversity relates to species P-use and concentrations of P-containing compounds, including inorganic phosphates, orthophosphate monoesters and diesters, phosphonates and organic polyphosphates. We found that tree species explained the 59% of variance in 31P-NMR metabolite profiling of leaves. A principal component analysis showed that tree species were separated along PC 1 and PC 2 of detected P-containing compounds, which represented a continuum going from high concentrations of metabolites related to non-active P and P-storage, low total P concentrations and high N:P ratios, to high concentrations of P-containing metabolites related to energy and anabolic metabolism, high total P concentrations and low N:P ratios. These results highlight the species-specific use of P and the existence of species-specific P-use niches that are driven by the distinct species-specific position in a continuum in the P-allocation from P-storage compounds to P-containing molecules related to energy and anabolic metabolism.

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Gargallo-Garriga Albert, Sardans Jordi, Llusià Joan, Peguero Guille, Asensio Dolores, Ogaya Romà, Urbina Ifigenia, Langenhove Leandro Van, Verryckt Lore T., Courtois Elodie A., Stahl Clément, Grau Oriol, Urban Otmar, Janssens Ivan A., Nolis Pau, Pérez-Trujillo Miriam, Parella Teodor, Peñuelas Josep (2020). 31P-NMR Metabolomics Revealed Species-Specific Use of Phosphorous in Trees of a French Guiana Rainforest. Molecules, 25(17), 3960 (12p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25173960 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00648/76023/