Tropical Forestry

Agarwood

Science Behind the Fragrance

Editors: Mohamed, Rozi (Ed.)

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  • Provides readers with a reliable source on the subject of agarwood and its producing tree species
  • Includes a review on agarwood induction techniques and presents readers with new methods
  • A special chapter on agarwood grades helps readers to understand the different grading practices in sourcing countries
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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.

About the authors


Rozi Mohamed is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She received her trainings from the Oregon State University, USA, in the fields of forest biotechnology and plant pathology.

Her research on Agarwood started in 2006. Agarwood is a non-wood product from the endangered Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees, highly prized for its use in fragrances and medicines. Her research projects were designed to answer questions such as identifying the triggers behind Agarwood formation. She applies molecular, genomics and tissue culture approaches to study the mechanism of Agarwood synthesis in Aquilaria. Special attention is given to the role of diverse fungi and bacteria, which is known to be useful pathogens for Agarwood inducement.

Being a forester and an ecologist herself, Rozi is especially interested in developing new methods for rapid detection of Aquilaria as a means to circumvent illegal Agarwood trade. Her work on Agarwood has been recognized globally, as evident from the invitations she received to review manuscripts on Agarwood by various international journals. Recently, she organized the 1st International Scientific Symposium on Agarwood (ISSA 2013) at UPM, which received vast responses from the international Agarwood community, scientists and traders alike. Following this success, she will organize its sequel, the highly anticipated 2nd ISSA in 2016. 

Reviews

“The book highlights information regarding ‘agarwood’ – fragrant natural product from trees of the Thymelaeaceae family, belonging to Aquilaria and related species. … this book can be considered as the first step to overcoming the lack of knowledge on Aquilaria and related agarwood species. The editor has brought to focus the incomprehension on agarwood species.” (S. Suresh Ramanan and Anatoliy A. Khapugin, Current Science, Vol. 113 (8), October, 2017)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0832-0
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  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9264-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agarwood
Book Subtitle
Science Behind the Fragrance
Editors
  • Rozi Mohamed
Series Title
Tropical Forestry
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0833-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0833-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0832-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9264-0
Series ISSN
1614-9785
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 167
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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