Regulation Of Scent Biosynthetic Pathways

Substantial progress in the past decade in the isolation and characterization of genes responsible for the formation of floral volatiles has facilitated investigations into regulation of their biosynthesis. It has been found that floral volatiles are synthesized de novo in the tissues from which they are emitted and their production in plants is under both spatial and temporal control. Of the plant organs in scented species, flowers produce the most diverse and the greatest amount of volatile...

Glandular Trichomes

Nitro Phenylethane

Volatile production and emission from vegetative tissue is linked to compartments such as glandular trichomes, oil glands, oil ducts, and cavities. Glandular and nonglandular trichomes have been well described for vegetative tissues.45,41 These structural barriers and chemical weapons are important components of resistance to herbivores for plants in general.48-51 Various types of glandular trichomes have been described (e.g., peltate, capitate, conoidal, and digitiform) that can be present on...

References

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