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Comparison of chemical compounds found in the gum essential oil of male and female Pistacia atlantica subsp. Kurdica

Abdol Rahman Rahimi, Javad Hadyan, Majid Azizi, Vahid Abdosi, Kambiz Larijani

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.3(12), 174-178, December 2013


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This study is the first report to compare the compositions of gum essential oil in male and female Pistacia atlantica Subsp. Kurdica. The results showed that the minor differences were found between the compositions of male and female essential oils. The gum of both male and female trees was rich in essential oil (30.80% – 30.27%) and the major compounds were α-pinene (92.42% – 84.10%), Limonene (5.23% – 1.26%) and Sabinene (3.29% – 1.580%), respectively. Moreover, Bornyl acetate, neo-Verbenol acetate and 3-oxo-p-Menth-1-en-7-al were found only in female tree.


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