Special Issue "Advances in Woody Oil Species: Past, Present and Future"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 7698
Interests: conservation, assessment and utilization of rare and endangered species; biodiversity conservation; ecological planning and evaluation; vegetation ecology
Woody oil species not only provide natural, healthy and high-quality edible oils, especially ultra-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (VLC-PUFA), and other bio-based products, but also play an important ecological role in carbon sequestration on barren land. Therefore, the development of the woody oil industry is i) an essential supplement to global food safety strategies; ii) a significant measure to eliminate poverty in the world; and iii) an important link in global green and sustainable development.
Much research effort and many technical resources have been devoted to the utilization and cultivation of herbal oil plants. However, little research has focused on woody oil plants. The tea oil camellia (Camellia oleifera Abel.), olive (Canarium album (Lour.) Raeusch.), palm (Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl.) and coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) are famous as the four woody oil plants, the products of which have a huge impact globally, occupying a considerable share of the market. The special edible and health value of woody oil species is attracting the attention of international markets. For instance, Malania oleifera (Malania oleifera Chun et S.Lee ex S.Lee), distributed in rocky desertification regions, has a content of nervonic acid (cis-Tetracos-15-enoic) of 67% in seed, which has important brain function.
Fortunately, more domestic woody oil plants, such as Wood of Shinyleaf Yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium Bunge), Purpleblow Maple (Acer truncatum Bunge), Fructus Hippophae (Hippophae rhamnoides L.), peony (Paeonia ostii and P. rockii), Malania oleifera and Elaeagnus mollis (Elaeagnus mollis Diels Elaeagnus L.), have gained favor from the scientists and entrepreneurs over the years, and much research and development has been conducted on them, along the whole industry chain. This Special Issue will comprise a collection of papers reporting recent advances in the research of woody oil species.
This Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
- Molecular biology of lipid synthesis of woody oil species;
- Biochemical study of woody oil species;
- Study on planting, production and processing technology of woody oil species;
- Product quality evaluation of woody oil species;
- Multipurpose research such as landscape, functional drinks, food industry, biopharmaceutical, etc., of woody oil species;
- Industrial system of circulation and consumption of woody oil species;
- Studies focusing on the health industry, such as the infrastructure and industrial planning, etc., of woody oil species;
- Research on the eco-tourism industry, such as the landscape design, etc., of woody oil species.
Prof. Dr. Wenbin Guan
Prof. Dr. Yousry A. El-Kassaby
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- woody oil species
- natural products
- forest product markets
- extraction process
- analytical methods
- forest economics