Volatiles and Food Security

Role of Volatiles in Agro-ecosystems

  • Devendra K. Choudhary
  • Anil K. Sharma
  • Prachi Agarwal
  • Ajit Varma
  • Narendra Tuteja

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Demet Altındal, Nüket Altındal
    Pages 1-13
  3. Anukool Vaishnav, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, Devendra Kumar Choudhary
    Pages 15-24
  4. S. S. Arya, S. Devi, R. Angrish, I. Singal, Kanta Rani
    Pages 25-43
  5. Monika, Khan Mohd. Sarim, S. S. Arya, S. Devi, Vikender Kaur, A. Singla
    Pages 45-60
  6. J. Grebosz, S. U. Dandare, A. D. Ibrahim, A. A. Aliero
    Pages 81-111
  7. Kanta Rani, S. S. Arya, S. Devi, Vikender Kaur
    Pages 113-134
  8. Khaled A. Selim, Dina E. El Ghwas, Rehab M. Selim, Mohamed I. Abdelwahab Hassan
    Pages 135-170
  9. Riad Sedki Riad El-Mohamedy
    Pages 171-198
  10. Mohd Musheer Altaf, Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad
    Pages 199-217
  11. Ömür Baysal, R. Soner Silme
    Pages 219-226
  12. Rabindranath Bhattacharyya, Raktim Bhattacharya
    Pages 255-269
  13. A. Sabitha Rani, G. Sulakshana
    Pages 285-298
  14. Shekhar Jain, Ajit Varma, Narendra Tuteja, Devendra Kumar Choudhary
    Pages 299-311
  15. Sreedevi Sarsan
    Pages 335-353
  16. Kalaivani K. Nadarajah
    Pages 355-373

About this book


This book presents research on volatiles produced by microbes and plants along with their biotechnological implications for sustainable agriculture. A greater understanding of how plants and microbes live together and benefit each other can provide new strategies to improve plant productivity, while at the same time helping to protect the environment and maintain global biodiversity. To date, the use of chemicals to enhance plant growth or induced resistance in plants has been limited due to the negative effects and the difficulty in determining the optimal concentrations to benefit the plant. The book discusses extensive studies on biological alternatives that avoid these problems, and the research presented suggests that these compounds could offer an environmentally sound means to better grow and protect plants under greenhouse or field conditions. To understand the nature of VOCs and gene expression profiling of plant genes responding against these compounds can be conducted. It is possible that VOCs produced by microbes while colonizing roots are generated at sufficient concentrations to trigger plant responses. In conclusion, positive or negative effects of VOCs on plant productivity will be dependent on upon specific VOCs microbial strain, plant genotype, and presence/absence of abiotic/biotic stresses


Microbial ecology Microbe-plant interaction Plant growth-promoting microorganisms Sustainable agriculture Microbe-microbe interaction Volatile organic compound

Editors and affiliations

  • Devendra K. Choudhary
    • 1
  • Anil K. Sharma
    • 2
  • Prachi Agarwal
    • 3
  • Ajit Varma
    • 4
  • Narendra Tuteja
    • 5
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biological Sciences, CBSHGB Pant University of Agriculture & TechnologyUS NagarIndia
  3. 3.Ministry of Science and TechnologyBiotechnology Industry Research Assistance CouncilNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia
  5. 5.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

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