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Foliar application of methyl jasmonate does not increase terpenoid accumulation, but weakly elicits terpenoid pathway genes in sandalwood (Santalum album L.) seedlings

Külheim, Carsten; Jones, Christopher G.; Plummer, Julie A.; Ghisalberti, Emilio L.; Barbour, Liz; Bohlmann, Jörg


The sesquiterpenoid rich essential oils of sandalwood (Santalum album L.) stems and roots are a highly sought commodity in the fragrance industry. Plantations of sandalwood are being established in northern Australia, however the valuable heartwood essential oils do not accumulate in substantial amounts before 10 years, while commercially viable harvests do not normally take place for at least 15 years. Inducing essential oil accumulation at an earlier stage, or increasing oil yield in mature...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Biotechnology
DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.14.1014a


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