Agarwood: Science Behind The Fragrance by Rozi MohamedAgarwood: Science Behind The Fragrance by Rozi Mohamed

Agarwood: Science Behind The Fragrance

byRozi Mohamed

Hardcover | June 9, 2016

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This book gives readers new information to understand the mechanism of agarwood induction and therefore eradicate the myths surrounding agarwood formation. One of the challenges in conserving agarwood resources is species identification. In this book, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing trees from historical and recent perspectives is discussed, and tips are given for identifying cultivated species. In addition, color illustrations are given to highlight vegetative and reproductive characteristics as well as anatomical features, for identification purposes of both plant and agarwood sources. Another challenge that planters are facing is in acquiring the correct method for agarwood induction, thus development of agarwood induction technologies will be reviewed. A chapter dedicated to bioinduction is included. The book will comprise a chapter on the use of non-destructive technology as a management tool for cultivating agarwood. The book also discusses issues relating to agarwood grades. The absence of an international standard that is acceptable by producer and consumer countries further complicates the issue. Other useful information includes a systematic revelation of agarwood constituents and their complex chemistry, and highlights on a specific pharmaceutical property.
Rozi Mohamed is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She received her trainings from the Oregon State University, USA, in the fields of forest biotechnology and plant pathology.Her research on Agarwood started in 2006. Agarwood is a non-wood product from the endangered Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees,...
Title:Agarwood: Science Behind The FragranceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:167 pagesPublished:June 9, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811008329

ISBN - 13:9789811008320

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Table of Contents

The Origin and Domestication of Aquilaria, an Important Agarwood-Producing Genus.- Wood Resources, Identification and Utilization of Agarwood in China.- Understanding Agarwood Formation and Its Challenges.- Development of Agarwood Induction Technology Using Endophytic Fungi.- Molecular Mechanism Studies of Terpenoid Biosynthesis in Agarwood.- Gyrinops walla: The Recently Discovered Agarwood Producing Species in Sri Lanka.- Resolution of Complex Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons in Aquilaria malaccensis Volatile Oils Using Gas Chromatography Technique.- Pharmacological Effects of Aquilaria spp. Leaves and Their Chemical Constituents.- Acoustic-Based Technology for Agarwood Detection in Aquilaria Trees.- Keeping Up Appearances - Agarwood Grades and Quality.

Editorial Reviews

"The book highlights information regarding 'agarwood' - fragrant natural product from trees of the Thymelaeaceae family, belonging to Aquilaria and related species. . this book can be considered as the first step to overcoming the lack of knowledge on Aquilaria and related agarwood species. The editor has brought to focus the incomprehension on agarwood species." (S. Suresh Ramanan and Anatoliy A. Khapugin, Current Science, Vol. 113 (8), October, 2017)