Following their evolutionary process, many plant species have oriented their secondary metabolism towards the production of complex molecules, that in many cases are endowed with a strong protective function against pests (insects, fungi, viruses, and also competitor plants). The study and exploitation of such molecules, to be used inside the sustainable and integrated protection techniques of crops, with the purpose to reduce of the use of synthetic products, is today a research topic of major interest. Inside the Mediterranean wild flora, Artemisia arborescens L. is a largely spread woody plant, containing a dark blue essential oil that a detailed screening activity has claimed to hold many interesting properties. The biocidal activity of A. arborescens extracts has been proved towards fungi, bacteria and insects, besides towards the germination ability of seeds from some weeds.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||IX Convegno nazionale Biodiversità. Atti del convegno. vol. 3. Territorio, Paesaggio e servizi eco-sistemici.|
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|