Plant volatiles—compounds emitted from plant organs to interact with the surrounding environment—play essential roles in attracting pollinators and defending against herbivores and pathogenes, plant-plant signaling, and abiotic stress responses. Biology of Plant Volatiles, with contributions from leading international groups of distinguished scientists in the field, explores the major aspects of plant scent biology.
Responding to new developments in the detection of the complex compound structures of volatiles, this book details the composition and biosynthesis of plant volatiles and their mode of emission. It explains the function and significance of volatiles for plants as well as insects and microbes whose interactions with plants are affected by these compounds. The content also explores the biotechnological and commercial potential for the manipulation of plant volatiles.
- Combines widely scattered literature in a single volume for the first time, covering all important aspects of plant volatiles, from their chemical structures to their biosynthesis to their roles in the interactions of plants with their biotic and abiotic environment
- Takes an interdisciplinary approach, providing multilevel analysis from chemistry and genes to enzymology, cell biology, organismal biology and ecology
- Includes up-to-date methodologies in plant scent biology research, from molecular biology and enzymology to functional genomics
This book will be a touchstone for future research on the many applications of plant volatiles and is aimed at plant biologists, entomologists, evolutionary biologists and researchers in the horticulture and perfume industries.
Part 1: Chemistry of plant volatiles
1. Practical approaches to plant volatile collection and analysis
Dorothea Tholl, Alexander Weinhold and Ursula Röse
2. Analysis of internal pools of plant volatiles
Yoko Iijima, Naomi Okubo and Fukuyo Tanaka
3. Bioassay-guided semiochemical discovery in volatile-mediated specialized plant-pollinator interactions with a practical guide to fast-track progress
Björn Bohman, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson and Rod Peakall
4. The Chemical diversity of floral scent
Jette T. Knudsen and Jonathan Gershenzon
5. Vegetative and fruit volatiles for human consumption
Bhagwat Nawade, Mossab Yahyaa, Efraim Lewinsohn et al.
Part 2: Biochemistry, molecular biology, and evolution of plant volatiles
6. The role of transcriptome analysis in shaping the discovery of plant volatile genes: past, present, and future
Darren C.J. Wong, Rod Peakall and Eran Pichersky
7. Flux distribution dynamics at the interface of central carbon metabolism and terpenoid volatile formation
Bernd Markus Lange
8. Floral scent metabolic pathways and their regulation
Joseph H. Lynch, Eran Pichersky and Natalia Dudareva
9. Biosynthesis and regulation of vegetative plant volatiles
Takao Koeduka, Koichi Sugimoto and Kenji Matsui
10. Biosynthesis and regulation of fruit volatiles
José L. Rambla and Antonio Granell
11. Biosynthesis and regulation of below-ground signaling molecules
Lemeng Dong and Harro Bouwmeester
12. Evolution of scent genes
Sylvie Baudino, Philippe Hugueney and Jean-Claude Caissard
13. Volatiles in glands
14. Emission and perception of plant volatiles
Itay Maoz, Pulu Sun, Michel A. Haring et al.
Part 3: Plant-plant, plant-insect and plant-microbial interactions
15. Floral volatiles for pollinator attraction and speciation in sexually deceptive orchids
Rod Peakall, Darren C. J. Wong, Björn Bohman et al.
16. Behavioral responses to floral scent: experimental manipulations and multimodal plant-pollinator communication
Robert A. Raguso
17. Herbivore-induced plant volatiles as a source of information in plant-insect networks
Marcel Dicke and Dani Lucas-Barbosa
18. Belowground plant volatiles: plant-plant, plant-herbivore and plant-microbial interactions
Yifan Jiang, Dorothea Tholl and Feng Chen
19. Tree volatiles: effects of biotic and abiotic factors on emission and biological roles
Erica Perreca, Jonathan Gershenzon and Franziska Eberl
Part 4: Commercial Aspects of Plant Volatiles
20. Metabolic engineering of plant volatiles: floral scent, flavors, defense
Milan Plasmeijer, Pan Liao, Michel Haring et al.