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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2004

Authors: Fischer, U; Lopez, R; Pöll, E; Vetter, S; Novak, J; Franz, C

Title: Two chemotypes within Lippia alba populations in Guatemala.

Source: Flavour and Fragrance Journal (19) 333-335.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Franz Chlodwig
Novak Johannes

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds

Project(s): Breeding research of medicinal and aromatic plants

The essential oil composition of 16 populations of Lippia alba collected from all over Guatemala was screened. Fourteen populations belonged to the myrcenone chemotype, containing myrcenone and (Z)-ocimenone as main compounds, while two populations were classified as belonging to the citral chemotype, containing 1,8-cineol, neral and geranial. Additionally, the two morphotypes identified, correlated highly with the chemotypes. This correlation allows a presumption of the existence of two subspecies within Lippia alba in Guatemala. Copyright (C) 2004 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

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