Effect of prolonged water stress on essential oil content, compositions and gene expression patterns of mono- and sesquiterpene synthesis in two oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) subspecies.

@article{Morshedloo2017EffectOP,
  title={Effect of prolonged water stress on essential oil content, compositions and gene expression patterns of mono- and sesquiterpene synthesis in two oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) subspecies.},
  author={Mohammad Reza Morshedloo and Lyle E. Craker and Alireza Salami and Vahideh Nazeri and Hyunkyu Sang and Filippo Maggi},
  journal={Plant physiology and biochemistry : PPB},
  year={2017},
  volume={111},
  pages={119-128}
}
Origanum vulgare L., recognized throughout the world as a popular medicinal and flavoring herb, contains a wide array of medicinally active components, including phenolic glucosides, flavonoids, tannins, sterols and high amounts of terpenoids. Especially the latter are often extracted by hydrodistillation resulting in the so-called essential oil that is rich in monoterpenes (e.g. carvacrol, thymol, linalyl acetate) and/or sesquiterpenes (e.g. (E)-β-caryophyllene, germacrene D, bicyclogermacrene… CONTINUE READING