Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for noninvasive plant diagnostics

Alexander A. Aksenov, Ana V Guaman Novillo, Sindhuja Sankaran, Alexander G. Fung, Alberto Pasamontes, Frederico Martinelli, William H K Cheung, Reza Ehsani, Abhaya M. Dandekar, Cristina E Davis

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Plant systems are frequently important agriculture commodity crops, and it can be critical to track emerging pathogen infections or nutrient deficiencies that can limit or prevent food production. While some methods have been developed for in field monitoring, they are frequently invasive and not rapid. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are produced by all plant systems, and present a possible noninvasive window through which we can monitor plant health. Here we review different methods of VOC sampling and detection and elucidate potential of VOC monitoring for precision agriculture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9780841229006
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)00976156
ISSN (Electronic)19475918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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