Biology of Floral Scent by Natalia Dudareva

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Biology of Floral Scent
by Natalia Dudareva

Biology of Floral Scent provides the first comprehensive treatment of the biology of floral scents. It reviews the impressive research being done across several disciplines.

Biology of Floral Scent covers every major aspect of floral scent research including:

  • Function and significance in the interactions between plants and pollinators
  • Composition and enzymology
  • Evolutionary aspects
  • Commercial applications, including the use of recently identified scent genes to genetically engineer flowers to produce new scents
  • Contents

    Chemistry of Floral Scent


    1. Detection and Identification of Floral Scent Compounds
    2. The Chemical Diversity of Floral Scent

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Floral Scent


    1. Floral Scent Metabolic Pathways: Their Regulation and Evolution
    2. Biosynthesis of Volatile Terpenes in the Flowers of the Model Plant
    3. An Integrated Genomics Approach to Identifying Floral Scent Genes in Rose

    Cell Biology and Physiology of Floral Scent


    1. Localization of the Synthesis and Emission of Scent Compounds Within the Flower
    2. Examination of the Processes Involved in the Emission of Scent Volatiles from Flowers

    Plant-Insect Interactions and Pollination Ecology


    1. Relationship Between Floral Fragrance Composition and Type of Pollinator
    2. Floral Scent and Butterfly Pollinators
    3. Floral Scent and Pollinator Attraction in Sexually Deceptive Orchids
    4. Detection and Coding of Flower Volatiles in Nectar-Foraging Insects
    5. Learning-Based Recognition and Discrimination of Floral Odors
    6. Behavioral Responses to Floral Scent: Experimental Manipulations and the Interplay of Sensory Modalities

    Commercial Aspects of Floral Scent


    1. Molecular Engineering of Floral Scent



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