Effects of plant density on the number of glandular trichomes and on yield and quality of essential oils from oregano

Rosalinda Inguanta, Teresa Tuttolomondo, Mario Licata, Claudio Leto, Salvatore La Bella, Giuseppe Virga, Raffaele Leone, Rosalinda Inguanta, Giuseppe Virga, Mario Licata, Raffaele Leone, Giuseppe Bonsangue, Giuseppe Bonsangue

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Abstract

Plants yields are influenced by agronomic techniques. Plant density is a complex issue and extremely important when maximizing both crop quality, and biomass and essential oil yields. Plants belonging to the Origanum vulgare subspecies hirtum (Link) Ietswaart were grown adopting four types of plant density and were characterized in biometric and chemical terms. The samples were analyzed using the ANOVA (Principal Component Analysis) statistical methodregarding biometric aspects, EO yield and peltate hair density. Essential oil (EO) was extracted by hydrodistillation and analyzed using GC-FID and GC-MS. GC-FID and GC-MS analysis led to the identification of 45 compounds from the EO. Plant density affected production both in terms of biomass and EO. However, it was not found to have affected peltate glandular trichome density or EO quality.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)849-852
Numero di pagine4
RivistaNatural Product Communications
Volume11
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Plant Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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