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Valorization of essential oils from Moroccan aromatic plants

AuthorsSantana, Omar; Andrés, Mª Fé ; Sanz Perucha, Jesús ; Errahmani, N.; Abdeslam, L.; González-Coloma, Azucena
Issue Date2014
PublisherNatural Product Communications
CitationNatural product communications 9: 1109- 1114 (2014)
AbstractThe chemical composition and biological activity of cultivated and wild medicinal and aromatic plants from Morocco (Artemisia herba-alba, Lippia citriodora, Mentha pulegium, M. spicata, Myrtus communis, Rosmarinus officinalis, and Thymus satureioides) are described. The essential oils (EOs) of these species have been analyzed by GC-MS. The antifeedant, nematicidal and phytotoxic activities of the EOs were tested on insect pests (Spodoptera littoralis, Myzus persicae and Rhopalosiphum padi), root-knot nematodes (Meloydogine javanica) and plants (Lactuca sativa, Lolium perenne and Lycopersicum esculentum). EOs from A. herba-alba, M. pulegium and R. officinalis were strong antifeedants against S. littoralis, M. persicae and R. padi. EOs from L. citriodora, M. spicata and T. satureioides showed high nematicidal activity. These biological effects are explained by the activity of the major EO components and/or synergistic effects.
Identifiersissn: 1934-578X
e-issn: 1555-9475
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