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Essential oils of Thymus leucospermus Hartvig, a Greek endemic rich in phenolic monoterpenes.
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PMID:  23297716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Thymus leucospermus Hartvig is a Greek endemic species of Section Teucrioides Jalas. The essential oils obtained from five populations growing wild in the National Park of Northern Pindhos (NW Greece) were studied. The oil content ranged between 1.1 and 2.0 mL per 100 g of dry plant weight. The oils were particularly rich in phenolic monoterpenes: they had a high thymol (64.7-92.0%) or carvacrol (93.4%) content, whereas in one of the oils considerable amount of both compounds was found (thymol 61.6% and carvacrol 26.4%). Our results show that T. leucospermus is a high-quality thyme species, with respect to both oil content and composition.
Effie Hanlidou; Diamanto Lazari
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-9
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Title:  Natural product research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1478-6427     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Prod. Res.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101167924     Medline TA:  Nat Prod Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Laboratory of Systematic Botany and Phytogeography, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki , GR-541 24 , Thessaloniki , Greece.
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