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Molecules 2016, 21(2), 124;

Recent Advances in the Emission and Functions of Plant Vegetative Volatiles

Guangdong Food and Drug Vocational College, Longdongbei Road 321, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510520, China
Key Laboratory of South China Agricultural Plant Molecular Analysis and Genetic Improvement & Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Botany, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xingke Road 723, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510650, China
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Luca Forti
Received: 25 December 2015 / Revised: 11 January 2016 / Accepted: 13 January 2016 / Published: 22 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Recent Advances in Flavors and Fragrances)
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Plants synthesize and emit a large variety of volatile organic compounds, which possess extremely important ecological functions. In most case, most plant volatiles are liquids, rather than gases, at room temperature. Some volatiles are emitted “on demand” when plants, especially vegetative parts, are exposed to abiotic or biotic stress. In this review, we summarize some of the highlights of plant vegetative volatile emission and functions research published during the past few years. View Full-Text
Keywords: biosynthesis; ecological function; emission; multiple stress; plant volatiles; signaling biosynthesis; ecological function; emission; multiple stress; plant volatiles; signaling

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Dong, F.; Fu, X.; Watanabe, N.; Su, X.; Yang, Z. Recent Advances in the Emission and Functions of Plant Vegetative Volatiles. Molecules 2016, 21, 124.

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