Background: In the current –omics era plant volatilome has enormous
potential in enhancing our understanding of plant growth, defense, and productivity.
Focus: Plant volatiles pose enormous challenges in their identification and functional
assignment due their chemical complexities and associated analytical challenges.
Prospects: However, there have been efforts to develop databases, softwares, and
webservers to allow accurate identification of these volatiles. In this highlight, I summarize
the past and current efforts in such endeavors.