Essential oils composition of two Sicilian cultivars of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. (Cactaceae) fruits (prickly pear)

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Abstract

The essential oils composition of the skin, pulp and seeds from fruits of two Sicilian cultivars ofOpuntia ficus-indica(cv. Sanguigna and cv. Surfarina) has been obtained by hydrodistillation and the possible antioxidant, antimicrobial and semiochemical roles have been investigated comparing the data with those reported in the literature. The presence of antioxidants and antimicrobials found in this study increases the spectrum of compounds that have beneficial properties in O. ficus-indica. In addition, several compounds identified in this study have been reported to influence the behaviour of Ceratitis capitata, a phytophagous pest which causes severe damages to several crops including O. ficus-indica and the kairomonal activity of the odour of the fruits seems provided by a blend of compounds found in the various matrices analysed.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1305-1314
Numero di pagine10
RivistaNatural Product Communications
Volume27
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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Opuntia
Cactaceae
Ficus benghalensis
Pyrus
Opuntia ficus-indica
Volatile Oils
Fruits
Fruit
essential oils
Antioxidants
Ceratitis capitata
Ficus
fruits
Pheromones
Odors
cultivars
Chemical analysis
Crops
Pulp
Seed

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Plant Science
  • Biochemistry

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