Fungal Volatile Organic Compounds: More Than Just a Funky Smell?

  title={Fungal Volatile Organic Compounds: More Than Just a Funky Smell?},
  author={Arati A Inamdar and Shannon U. Morath and Joan W Bennett},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
Many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with industry cause adverse health effects, but less is known about the physiological effects of biologically produced volatiles. This review focuses on the VOCs emitted by fungi, which often have characteristic moldy or "mushroomy" odors. One of the most common fungal VOCs, 1-octen-3-ol, is a semiochemical for many arthropod species and also serves as a developmental hormone for several fungal groups. Other fungal VOCs are flavor components of… 

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