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Asian Journal of Biochemistry
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 177 - 181

Effects of Malic Acid and Salicylic Acid on Quality and Quantity of Essential Oil Components in Rosmarinus officinalis

M. Kazemi and E. Shirzadeh    

Abstract: In the present study, effect of exogenous application of salicylic acid (1.5 and 3 mM ) and malic acid (100 and 150 mg L-1) on components of essential oils of Rosmarinus officinalis was evaluated. All SA and MA treatments enhanced limonene, 1.8-cineole, α-pinene, camphene and camphor, while terpinen-4-ol, sabinene, verbenol, germacrene-D, bornyl acetate, myrcene, α-phelandrene, α-terpinolene and β-caryophyllene decreased. The study demonstrated that SA and MA can be change secondary metabolites in Rosmarinus officinalis.

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