Termites as a possible emission source of alpha-pinene (image) Max Planck Institute for Chemistry Share Print E-Mail Caption Recently, scientists discovered a reversed ratio of the two chiral forms of alpha-pinene in the Amazon rainforest. Nora Zannoni and her colleagues consider nests of termites as a possible emission source. Credit Nora Zannoni, MPI for Chemistry Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.