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Agarwood

Science Behind the Fragrance

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  • Provides readers with a reliable source on the subject of agarwood and its producing tree species

  • Includes a review on agarwood induction techniques and presents readers with new methods

  • A special chapter on agarwood grades helps readers to understand the different grading practices in sourcing countries

Part of the book series: Tropical Forestry (TROPICAL)

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  • ISBN: 978-981-10-0833-7
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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Wood Resources, Identification, and Utilization of Agarwood in China

    • Yafang Yin, Lichao Jiao, Mengyu Dong, Xiaomei Jiang, Shujuan Zhang
    Pages 21-38
  3. Understanding Agarwood Formation and Its Challenges

    • Saiema Rasool, Rozi Mohamed
    Pages 39-56
  4. Development of Agarwood Induction Technology Using Endophytic Fungi

    • Maman Turjaman, Asep Hidayat, Erdy Santoso
    Pages 57-71
  5. Gyrinops walla: The Recently Discovered Agarwood-Producing Species in Sri Lanka

    • S. M. C. U. P. Subasinghe, D. S. Hettiarachchi
    Pages 89-101
  6. Acoustic-Based Technology for Agarwood Detection in Aquilaria Trees

    • Lina Karlinasari, Dodi Nandika
    Pages 137-148
  7. Keeping Up Appearances: Agarwood Grades and Quality

    • Rozi Mohamed, Shiou Yih Lee
    Pages 149-167

About this book

This book gives readers new information to understand the mechanism of agarwood induction and therefore eradicate the myths surrounding agarwood formation. One of the challenges in conserving agarwood resources is species identification. In this book, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing trees from historical and recent perspectives is discussed, and tips are given for identifying cultivated species. In addition, color illustrations are given to highlight vegetative and reproductive characteristics as well as anatomical features, for identification purposes of both plant and agarwood sources. Another challenge that planters are facing is in acquiring the correct method for agarwood induction, thus development of agarwood induction technologies will be reviewed. A chapter dedicated to bioinduction is included. The book will comprise a chapter on the use of non-destructive technology as a management tool for cultivating agarwood. The book also discusses issues relating to agarwood grades. The absence of an international standard that is acceptable by producer and consumer countries further complicates the issue. Other useful information includes a systematic revelation of agarwood constituents and their complex chemistry, and highlights on a specific pharmaceutical property.

Keywords

  • Aquilaria Trees
  • Thymelaeaceae Trees
  • Agarwood Inoculation Technology
  • Gyrinops Trees
  • Aquilaria Malaccensis Oils
  • Aloeswood
  • Gaharu
  • Agarwood Biosynthesis
  • Wood Science and Technology

Reviews

“The book highlights information regarding ‘agarwood’ – fragrant natural product from trees of the Thymelaeaceae family, belonging to Aquilaria and related species. … this book can be considered as the first step to overcoming the lack of knowledge on Aquilaria and related agarwood species. The editor has brought to focus the incomprehension on agarwood species.” (S. Suresh Ramanan and Anatoliy A. Khapugin, Current Science, Vol. 113 (8), October, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA, DEPARTMENT OF FOREST MANAGEMENT, UPM Serdang, Malaysia

    ROZI MOHAMED

About the editor


Rozi Mohamed is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She received her trainings from the Oregon State University, USA, in the fields of forest biotechnology and plant pathology.

Her research on Agarwood started in 2006. Agarwood is a non-wood product from the endangered Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees, highly prized for its use in fragrances and medicines. Her research projects were designed to answer questions such as identifying the triggers behind Agarwood formation. She applies molecular, genomics and tissue culture approaches to study the mechanism of Agarwood synthesis in Aquilaria. Special attention is given to the role of diverse fungi and bacteria, which is known to be useful pathogens for Agarwood inducement.

Being a forester and an ecologist herself, Rozi is especially interested in developing new methods for rapid detection of Aquilaria as a means to circumvent illegal Agarwood trade. Her work on Agarwood has been recognized globally, as evident from the invitations she received to review manuscripts on Agarwood by various international journals. Recently, she organized the 1st International Scientific Symposium on Agarwood (ISSA 2013) at UPM, which received vast responses from the international Agarwood community, scientists and traders alike. Following this success, she will organize its sequel, the highly anticipated 2nd ISSA in 2016. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Agarwood

  • Book Subtitle: Science Behind the Fragrance

  • Editors: ROZI MOHAMED

  • Series Title: Tropical Forestry

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0833-7

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-0832-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-10-9264-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-0833-7

  • Series ISSN: 1614-9785

  • Series E-ISSN: 2627-1516

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 167

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Biogeosciences, Bioorganic Chemistry, Pharmaceutics

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-10-0833-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)