Formation of artificial agarwood

Naturally synthesized agarwood requires a lengthy process of up to thirty years, which impede its continuous production. Therefore, recent effort has been allocated to the elucidation of agarwood formation to stimulate its process rapidly. In this study, we artificially induced agarwood formation by injection and inoculation of cultivated Aquilaria malaccensis with strains of Fusarium solani isolated from different places in Indonesia.




Parts of the project has been published in:

  • Ahmad Faizal, Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti, Elfa Norisda Aulianisa, Iriawati, Erdy Santoso, and Maman Turjaman. 2016. Formation of agarwood from Aquilaria malaccensis in response to inoculation of local strains of Fusarium solani. Trees, 31: 189-197 doi: 10.1007/s00468-016-1471-9. 
  • Ahmad Faizal and Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti. 2018. Interaksi mikroba dengan pohon penghasil gaharu genus Aquilaria. In Sri Wilarso Budi, Asep Hidayat, Maman Turjaman (eds). Bioprospek Mikroba Hutan Tropis Indonesia. IPB Press. Bogor pp: 19-47 ISBN: 978-602-440-241-9