A portion of plant airborne communication is endorsed by uptake and metabolism of volatile organic compounds

Matsui K Current opinion in plant biology, 2016 ABSTRACT: Plants have the ability to sense volatile organic compounds (VOCs) so as to efficiently adapt to their environment. The mechanisms underlying such plant ‘olfactory’ systems are largely unknown. Here I would like to propose that the metabolism of VOCs in plant tissues is one of the… Read more »

Patch Testing with Main Sensitizers Does Not Detect All Cases of Contact Allergy to Oxidized Lavender Oil

Hagvall L, Christensson JB Acta dermato-venereologica, 2016 ABSTRACT: Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained from lavender (Lavendula angustifolia). The main components linalool and linalyl acetate have been shown to autoxidize in contact with oxygen in the air, forming sensitizing hydroperoxides. Patients with suspected allergic contact dermatitis were consecutively patch-tested with oxidized lavender oil 6%… Read more »