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Novak, J; Lukas, B; Franz, CM.
(2008): The essential oil composition of wild growing sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana L., Lamiaceae) from Cyprus - Three chemotypes
J ESSENT OIL RES. 2008; 20(4): 339-341. FullText FullText_BOKU

Abstract:
Individual plants grown in a greenhouse from seeds of a natural population of sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) from Cyprus were analyzed for their essential oil composition. Three chemotypes were detected in the population. Besides the standard 'marjoramy' composition ('sabinyl chemotype') with 74% of oil compounds belonging to the bicyclic compounds sabinene, trans- and cis-sabinene hydrate and cis-sabinene hydrate acetate ('sabinyl compounds'), two further chemotypes were present in the population, namely a pure alpha-terpineol chemotype (73% alpha-terpineol) and a mixed sabinyl/alpha-terpineol chemotype (41% sabinyl compounds, 40% alpha-terpineol). The chemotype frequencies found in this population were 56% of the plants belonging to the sabinyl chemotype, 4% to the pure alpha-terpineol chemotype and 40% to the mixed sabinyl/alpha-terpineol chemotype.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Lukas Brigitte

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Origanum majorana L.
Lamiaceae
essential oil composition
biosynthesis
cis-sabinene hydrate
trans-sabinene hydrate
cis-sabinene hydrate acetate
alpha-terpineol


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