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Comparative study of the leaf volatiles of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng. and Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. (Ericaceae).
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PMID:  20877214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first GC and GC/MS analyses of the essential oils hydrodistilled from dry leaves of Arctostaphylos uva-ursi and Vaccinium vitis-idaea enabled the identification of 338 components in total (90.4 and 91.7% of the total GC peak areas, respectively). Terpenoids, fatty acids, fatty acid- and carotenoid derived compounds were predominant in the two samples. Both oils were characterized by high relative percentages of α-terpineol and linalool (4.7-17.0%). Compositional data on the volatiles of the presently analyzed and some other Ericaceae taxa (literature data) were mutually compared by means of multivariate statistical analyses (agglomerative hierarchical cluster analysis and principal component analysis). This was done in order to determine, based on the essential oil profiles, possible mutual relationships of the taxa within the family, especially that of species from the genera Arctostaphylos and Vaccinium. Results of the chemical and statistical analyses pointed to a strong relation between the genera Vaccinium and Arctostaphylos.
Niko Radulović; Polina Blagojević; Radosav Palić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecules (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1420-3049     ISO Abbreviation:  Molecules     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  2011-01-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100964009     Medline TA:  Molecules     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6168-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia.
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MeSH Terms
Arctostaphylos / chemistry*
Cyclohexenes / analysis
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Monoterpenes / analysis
Multivariate Analysis
Oils, Volatile / analysis*
Plant Leaves / chemistry*
Vaccinium vitis-idaea / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cyclohexenes; 0/Monoterpenes; 0/Oils, Volatile; 78-70-6/linalool; 98-55-5/alpha-terpineol

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