As with nearly all living creatures, humans have always been attracted and intrigued by floral scents. Yet, while we have been manufacturing perfumes for at least 5000 years to serve a myriad of religious, sexual, and medicinal purposes, until very recently, the limitation of our olfactory faculty has greatly hindered our capacity to clearly and ob
CHEMISTRY OF FLORAL SCENT. Detection and Identification of Floral Scent Compounds. The Chemical Diversity of Floral Scent. BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF FLORAL SCENT. Floral Scent Metabolic Pathways: Their Regulation and Evolution. Biosynthesis of Volatile Terpenes in the Flowers of the Model Plant Arabidopsis thaliana. An Integrated Genomics Approach to Identifying Floral Scent Genes in Rose. CELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FLORAL SCENT. Localization of the Synthesis and Emission of Scent Compounds Within the Flower. Examination of the Processes Involved in the Emission of Scent Volatiles from Flowers. PLANT-INSECT INTERACTIONS AND POLLINATION ECOLOGY. Relationship Between Floral Fragrance Composition and Type of Pollinator. Floral Scent and Butterfly Pollinators. Floral Scent and Pollinator Attraction in Sexually Deceptive Orchids. Detection and Coding of Flower Volatiles in Nectar-Foraging Insects. Learning-Based Recognition and Discrimination of Floral Odors. Behavioral Responses to Floral Scent: Experimental Manipulations and the Interplay of Sensory Modalities. COMMERCIAL ASPECTS OF FLORAL SCENT. Molecular Engineering of Floral Scent. Index.