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Title Agarwood : science behind the fragrance / Rozi Mohamed, editor.

Published Singapore : Springer, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (x, 167 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Tropical forestry
Tropical forestry.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences eBooks 2016 English+International
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.
Summary 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.
Other author Mohamed, Rozi, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Agarwood (Wood)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811008337 (electronic bk.)
9811008337 (electronic bk.)
9789811008320 (print)