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Yifan Jiang, Nan Zhao, Fei Wang and Feng Chen

many biological studies, little, if anything, is known about its floral volatile chemistry. Globe amaranth is an outcrossing species. Flowers of globe amaranth are visited by butterflies, bees, and other insects. For plants that are cross

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Dong Sik Yang, Ki-Cheol Son and Stanley J. Kays

The use of ornamental plants in interiorscapes is increasingly being studied for their ability to remove volatile organic compounds, thereby improving the air quality of indoor environments ( Kim et al., 2008 ; Yoo et al., 2006 ). Deterioration of

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Natta Laohakunjit, Orapin Kerdchoechuen, Frank B. Matta, Juan L. Silva and William E. Holmes

was 3,5-dimethyl-1,2,4-trithiolane and nonsulfurous odorant was ethyl 2-methylbutanoate ( Baldry et al., 1972 ; Boelens et al., 1974 ; Weenen et al., 1996 ). Sapodilla produces a relatively small quantity of aroma volatiles (in total ≈5 μg·kg −1 of

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Dong Sik Yang, Svoboda V. Pennisi, Ki-Cheol Son and Stanley J. Kays

outdoor air ( Wolkoff and Nielsen, 2001 ; Zabiegała, 2006 ) and have increased as a result of the lower gas exchange rates of newer, more energy-efficient buildings ( Cohen, 1996 ). Indoor air pollutants include volatile organic compounds (VOCs

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Jessica L. Gilbert, Michael L. Schwieterman, Thomas A. Colquhoun, David G. Clark and James W. Olmstead

and these easily measured components of fruit quality is not surprising, because the flavor experience from eating a blueberry also consists of sensory perception of volatile organic compounds ( Tholl et al., 2006 ; Tieman et al., 2012 ; Vogel et al

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Chunyu Zhang, Xuesen Chen, Hongwei Song, Yinghai Liang, Chenhui Zhao and Honglian Li

selection over many years, and were cultivated for their fruit and as rootstocks ( Kuznetsova et al., 2010 ; Meng et al., 1997 ; Zhang, 2008 ). Volatile components have a huge impact on fruit quality, and are thus an important factor in apple breeding

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James J. Polashock, Robert A. Saftner and Matthew Kramer

., 2005 ) and the mechanism of disease resistance among cultivars is not known. Aromatic volatiles contribute to the aroma and flavor of fruit and vegetables, including highbush blueberry ( Forney, 2001 ). Emitted volatiles from highbush blueberry fruit

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Shao-chang Qin, Juan-ling Li, Abdul Kareem and Yong Wang

that includes polyphenols ( Tariq et al., 2010 ). Other compounds are alkaloids (caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine), amino acids, carbohydrates, proteins, chlorophyll, volatile organic compounds (chemicals that readily produce vapors and

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Ying Kong, Ming Sun, Hui-tang Pan and Qi-xiang Zhang

speculated that the vase life of cut rose was negatively correlated with fragrance, but recently it has been found that neither exogenous nor endogenous ethylene had any effect on volatile emission in roses ( Borda et al., 2011 ). Floral scent emission

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Fritz K. Bangerth, Jun Song and Josef Streif

Aroma volatiles are an important attribute of flavor in almost all tree fruit. Their significance was recognized by fruit physiologists quite early ( Power and Chestnut, 1920 ), but wholesale and retail personal and even horticulturists have only