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Serving as the first book of its kind, Biology of Floral Scent provides comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art floral scent research. This book explores the major aspects of floral scent biology including its function and significance for plants and pollinators, composition, enzymology, evolution, and commercial aspects. It employs a modern approach that incorporates molecular biology, enzymology, chemistry, entomology, genetic engineering, and functional genomics. By combining literature on plant reproduction into a single volume, this text provides an easy reference for plant biologists, natural products chemists, cell and molecular biologists, ecologists, and entomologists.
CHEMISTRY OF FLORAL SCENTDetection and Identification of Floral Scent Compounds; Dorothea Tholl and Ursula S.R. R/seThe Chemical Diversity of Floral Scent; Jette T. Knudsen and Jonathan GershenzonBIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF FLORAL SCENTFloral Scent Metabolic Pathways: Their Regulation and Evolution; Natalia Dudareva and Eran PicherskyBiosynthesis of Volatile Terpenes in the Flowers of the Model Plant; Arabidopsis thaliana; Dorothea Tholl and Eran PicherskyAn Integrated Genomics Approach to Identifying Floral Scent Genes in Rose; Alexander Vainstein, Efrain Lewinsohn, and David WeissCELL BIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FLORAL SCENTLocalization of the Synthesis and Emission of Scent CompoundsWithin the Flower; Uta Effmert, Diana Buss, Diana Rohrbeck, and Birgit PiechullaExamination of the Processes Involved in the Emission of Scent Volatiles from Flowers; Reinhard JetterPLANT-INSECT INTERACTIONS AND POLLINATION ECOLOGYRelationship Between Floral Fragrance Composition and Typeof Pollinator; Heidi E.M. DobsonFloral Scent and Butterfly Pollinators; Susanna AnderssonFloral Scent and Pollinator Attraction in Sexually Deceptive Orchids; Manfred AyasseDetection and Coding of Flower Volatiles in Nectar-Foraging Insects; Mikael A. Carlsson and Bill S. HanssonLearning-Based Recognition and Discrimination of Floral Odors; Brian H. Smith, Geraldine A. Wright, and Kevin C. DalyBehavioral Responses to Floral Scent: Experimental Manipulations and the Interplay of Sensory Modalities; Robert A. RagusoCOMMERCIAL ASPECTS OF FLORAL SCENTMolecular Engineering of Floral Scent; Joost Lncker, Harrie A. Verhoeven, Linus H.W. van der Plas, and Harro J. Bouwmeester
In an age of the triumphalism of molecular biology, in particular, the editors should be congratulated for recognizing the value of an approach that integrates plant physiology, genomics, whole organism biology, and dare we mention it here, even zoology. --Steven D. Johnson, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg, in South African Journal of Botany, Vol. 73, No. 3 The book is organized into five sections ... and 14 chapters. Each chapter contains a list of references. These are mostly abundant, useful, and recent. The 27 authors of the book are experts in various disciplines, coming from the USA, Europe, Israel, and Canada. Tables, figures and images in black and white are abundant and contribute to understanding. ... This book is relevant to academic and industrial researchers interested in floral scent. It will have also impact [for] the academic syllabus of Floral Biology courses. ... it is a unique opportunity of reviewing the state of the art in this matter and learning about plant odor and scent. --Concepcion Obon, Applied Biology Department, University Miguel Hernandez, Spain and Diego Rivera, Plant Biology Department, University of Murcia, Spain, in Economic Botany, 2007, Vol. 61, No. 1