TS No. 120: The Determination of Ganorderma Volatile Orgnic Compounds in Oil Palm

The discovery of patterns and specific volatile organic compounds (VOC) associated with Ganoderma infection could be the key for early detection of this disease. This could facilitate the detection of Ganoderma in the plantation environment or host. Three VOC produced by pathogenic Ganoderma were identified, [2-Furancarboxaldehyde, 5-(hydroxymethyl)-, Thiophene, 2-popyl- and 4H-Pyran-4-one] and selected as potential biomakers. Main Research: Dr Nusaibah Syed Ali