Essential Oil Research

Trends in Biosynthesis, Analytics, Industrial Applications and Biotechnological Production

  • Sonia Malik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Essential Oils Composition and Why Plants Produce Them

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Muhammad Asif Hanif, Shafaq Nisar, Ghufrana Samin Khan, Zahid Mushtaq, Muhammad Zubair
      Pages 3-17
    3. Carmen Sílvia Fernandes Boaro, Maria Aparecida Ribeiro Vieira, Felipe Girotto Campos, Gisela Ferreira, Iván De-la-Cruz-Chacón, Márcia Ortiz Mayo Marques
      Pages 19-47
    4. Hamidou F. Sakhanokho, Kanniah Rajasekaran
      Pages 49-60
    5. Anjanette DeCarlo, Noura S. Dosoky, Prabodh Satyal, Aaron Sorensen, William N. Setzer
      Pages 61-145
  3. Uses of Essential Oils in Various Industries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Matthew R. Desrosiers, Melissa J. Towler, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 197-209
    3. Jelena Marinković, Tatjana Marković, Biljana Miličić, Marina Soković, Ana Ćirić, Dejan Marković
      Pages 211-233
    4. Arie Fitzgerald Blank, Maria de Fátima Arrigoni-Blank, Leandro Bacci, Livio Martins Costa Junior, Daniela Aparecida de Castro Nizio
      Pages 235-258
  4. Extraction and Bioanalytical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Prabodh Satyal, William N. Setzer
      Pages 261-273
    3. Gaurav Kumar Silori, Naveen Kushwaha, Vimal Kumar
      Pages 275-297
  5. Strategies and Technologies for Essential Oil Production

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-449

About this book


This book highlights the advances in essential oil research, from the plant physiology perspective to large-scale production, including bioanalytical methods and industrial applications. The book is divided into 4 sections. The first one is focused on essential oil composition and why plants produce these compounds that have been used by humans since ancient times. Part 2 presents an update on the use of essential oils in various areas, including food and pharma industries as well as agriculture. In part 3 readers will find new trends in bioanalytical methods. Lastly, part 4 presents a number of approaches to increase essential oil production, such as in vitro and hairy root culture, metabolic engineering and biotechnology. Altogether, this volume offers a comprehensive look at what researchers have been doing over the last years to better understand these compounds and how to explore them for the benefit of the society.


bioactive compounds plant chemistry metabolic engineering secondary compounds biosynthesis plant volatile compounds essential oil applications biotechnology metabolic engineering hairy root culture terpenoids

Editors and affiliations

  • Sonia Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, SA, AustraliaGraduate Program in Health Sciences, Biological and Health Sciences Center, Federal University of MaranhãoSão LuísBrazil

Bibliographic information