Artemisia vulgaris L. Chemotypes


Artemisia vulgaris L. was collected from various regions in the USA and Montreal Canada. Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry was used to identify the analytes present in the volatiles extracted by headspace solid-phase microextraction of the crushed leaves and flowers. Four distinct chemotypes are were found: One featuring the coexistence of ar-curcumene and α-zingiberene; two marked by the presence or absence of thujone and santolinatriene; and a fourth characterized by the presence of crysanthenyl acetate (40%). DNA was used to confirm the identity of Artemisia vulgaris L.

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J. Williams, M. Campbell, M. Jaskolka and T. Xie, "Artemisia vulgaris L. Chemotypes," American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2013, pp. 1265-1269. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.46156.

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