Deciphering Chemical Language of Plant Communication: Synthesis and Future Research Directions

  • Robert GlinwoodEmail author
  • James D. Blande
Part of the Signaling and Communication in Plants book series (SIGCOMM)


Volatile chemicals emitted by plants constitute cues and signals that provide extensive information to myriad organisms in the community. Chapters in this book provide detail on the production and emission of volatile compounds, a variety of volatile-mediated interactions involving a multitude of organisms, and recent developments on the detection of volatile compounds by plants. In this chapter a synthesis of key points and recurring themes from the previous chapters is provided, and future research directions are identified.


Plant Communication Plant Volatile Floral Scent Volatile Chemical Chemical Background 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Crop Production EcologySwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Environmental and Biological SciencesUniversity of Eastern FinlandKuopioFinland

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