Sesquiterpenes

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C15-terpenoids built from three isoprene units. They are found particularly in higher plants and in many other living systems such as marine organisms and fungi. Naturally, they occur as hydrocarbons or in oxygenated forms including lactones, alcohols, acids, aldehydes, and ketones.

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A Revelation About Trees Is Messing With Climate Calculations (Wired magazine)
Sesquiterpenes (Science Direct)