Science Behind the Fragrance


Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yafang Yin, Lichao Jiao, Mengyu Dong, Xiaomei Jiang, Shujuan Zhang
    Pages 21-38
  3. Saiema Rasool, Rozi Mohamed
    Pages 39-56
  4. Maman Turjaman, Asep Hidayat, Erdy Santoso
    Pages 57-71
  5. S. M. C. U. P. Subasinghe, D. S. Hettiarachchi
    Pages 89-101
  6. Lina Karlinasari, Dodi Nandika
    Pages 137-148
  7. Rozi Mohamed, Shiou Yih Lee
    Pages 149-167

About this book


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.


Aquilaria Trees Thymelaeaceae Trees Agarwood Inoculation Technology Gyrinops Trees Aquilaria Malaccensis Oils Aloeswood Gaharu Agarwood Biosynthesis

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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0832-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0833-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-9785
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