Metabolomics of Olive Fruit: A Focus on the Secondary Metabolites

  • Maurizio Servili
  • Beatrice Sordini
  • Sonia Esposto
  • Agnese Taticchi
  • Stefania Urbani
  • Luca SebastianiEmail author
Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)


Metabolomics studies are widely used in systems biology approaches with the aim to understand the metabolism and physiology of living organisms. Metabolomics of olive fruit can be defined as the application of metabolomics in the study of the multitude of molecules that characterize olive metabolism during the different fruit’s phenological stages, in response to the crop management choices and environmental variables. The study of olive fruit metabolomics has increased in the recent years, because olive products (oil and table olive) are directly related to nutrition and human health. In this chapter, we will describe the recent trends and applications of metabolomics to the characterization of olive secondary metabolites including the genotypes, the agronomical, and the environmental variables that could modify their composition.


Lipids Phenolic compounds Volatiles compounds in oil Lipoxygenase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Servili
    • 1
  • Beatrice Sordini
    • 1
  • Sonia Esposto
    • 1
  • Agnese Taticchi
    • 1
  • Stefania Urbani
    • 1
  • Luca Sebastiani
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental SciencesUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.BioLabsInstitute of Life Sciences, Sant’Anna UniversityPisaItaly

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