Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 3–21 | Cite as

Regulation of essential oil production in plants

  • N.S. Sangwan
  • A.H.A. Farooqi
  • F. Shabih
  • R.S. Sangwan


This review provides a summary of the physiological dynamics andregulation of essential oil production, from the literature and availableinformation on diverse volatile oil crops. Essential oil production is highlyintegrated with the physiology of the whole plant and so depends on themetabolic state and preset developmental differentiation programme of thesynthesising tissue. Essential oil productivity is ecophysiologically andenvironmentally friendly. These and other aspects of the modulation ofessentialoil production are presented, along with a brief outline of the current conceptof the relevant biosynthetic mechanisms.

Aromatic plants Essential oils Phenylpropanoids Terpenoids 


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  • N.S. Sangwan
    • 1
  • A.H.A. Farooqi
    • 1
  • F. Shabih
    • 1
  • R.S. Sangwan
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants [CIMALucknowIndia

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