Agarwood: Science Behind the Fragrance by Rozi Mohamed

By Rozi Mohamed

This ebook supplies readers new details to appreciate the mechanism of agarwood induction and as a result eliminate the myths surrounding agarwood formation. one of many demanding situations in maintaining agarwood assets is species id. during this ebook, taxonomy and systematics of agarwood-producing bushes from historic and up to date views is mentioned, and assistance are given for making a choice on cultivated species. additionally, colour illustrations are given to spotlight vegetative and reproductive features in addition to anatomical beneficial properties, for id reasons of either plant and agarwood assets. one other problem that planters are dealing with is in buying the right kind technique for agarwood induction, hence improvement of agarwood induction applied sciences should be reviewed. A bankruptcy devoted to bioinduction is incorporated. The ebook will contain a bankruptcy at the use of non-destructive know-how as a administration software for cultivating agarwood. The e-book additionally discusses concerns with regards to agarwood grades. The absence of a global commonplace that's applicable via manufacturer and patron international locations extra complicates the difficulty. different valuable details encompasses a systematic revelation of agarwood materials and their complicated chemistry, and highlights on a particular pharmaceutical property.

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1997), beginning with Tunstall in 1929, who first inoculated fungi experimentally into Aquilaria agallocha followed by others such as Bose (1934), Sadgopal and Varma (1952), Gibson (1977), Rahman and Khisa (1984), and Santoso (2013). All applied open wounds as the mode of inoculation with the only difference being the fungal species. The outcomes of their inoculation tests were of mixed results. At that point, it was concluded that agarwood formation was initiated by wounding followed by nonspecific fungal infection (Rahman and Basak 1980).

In other words, the existing testing technology cannot fully meet practical demands in quality supervision and identification of agarwood. Up to now, there has not been a testing standard or a grade standard that is internationally acknowledged, although there are some research findings that could be applicable depending on the situation. , sweet, acidic, peppery, salty, and bitter (Morita 1992), or if agarwood oils into grades known as Ultra A, B, C, and D (Heuveling van Beek and Phillips 1999).

The perforation plates mostly are slightly sloped, few slope, and parallel. The intervessel pits are alternate. The vessel-ray pits are similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Axial Parenchyma The axial parenchyma cells are scarce and paratracheal. They have end wall thickenings that are distinct. Gums and crystals are absent. There are few inclusions. Fibers The fibers have thin to very thin walls, with more bordered pits; they are distinct with round or oval pit apertures included or extended, lenticular, and crack shaped, usually circular or X shaped.

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