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Biology of Genus Boswellia

  • Ahmed Al-Harrasi
  • Abdul Latif Khan
  • Sajjad Asaf
  • Ahmed Al-Rawahi
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 11-34
  4. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 35-51
  5. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 53-70
  6. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 71-84
  7. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 85-101
  8. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 103-121
  9. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 123-132
  10. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 133-151
  11. Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Abdul Latif Khan, Sajjad Asaf, Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    Pages 153-162
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 163-173

About this book

Introduction

This book provides insight into the biology and genomics of the genus Boswellia (family Burseraceae), a natural resource used for the production of frankincense, an oleo-gum resin. The Boswellia species are ecologically, medicinally, commercially and culturally important. Significantly contributing to the paucity of comprehensive literature on this genus, this volume provides a detailed discussion on the genomics, physiology and ecology of Boswellia. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including taxonomy, distribution, genetic diversity and microbiology. The production process of frankincense and its impact on the species are presented as well. In light of the recent decline of various Boswellia populations, species propagation and conservation are discussed. Plant scholars, ecologists and conservation biologists will find this book to be an important and informative reference.

Keywords

Frankincense Incense Resin production Genetic diversity Systematics Pharmaceutical products Perfume Genomics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ahmed Al-Harrasi
    • 1
  • Abdul Latif Khan
    • 2
  • Sajjad Asaf
    • 3
  • Ahmed Al-Rawahi
    • 4
  1. 1.University of NizwaNizwaOman
  2. 2.University of NizwaNizwaOman
  3. 3.University of NizwaNizwaOman
  4. 4.University of NizwaNizwaOman

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