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Ali Khadivi

Ali Khadivi

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6354-445X
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 43661256800
Faculty: Agriculture and Environment
Address: Arak University
Phone: 086-32623022


Phenotypic diversity and volatile composition of IranianArtemisia dracunculus
Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus, Volatile oil, Morphological variables, Cluster analysisa
Journal Industrial Crops and Products
Researchers Ali Karimi ، javad Hadiyan ، س aa ، Ali Khadivi


Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon) has been used orally as an antiepileptic remedy in Iranian folkloricmedicine. In the current study, the morphological variation and the essential oil composition from theaerial parts of the plant were evaluated. The results indicated significant differences among genotypesfor morphological traits and clustering based on these traits classified the genotypes into two clusters.The essential oil content ranged from 1.42 to 2.53 v/w. Analysis of the essential oil revealed the presenceof methyl chavicol (68.21–81.11%), limonene (7.18–16.73%), terpinolene (0.01–7.68%), (Z)--ocimene(0.89–4.99%), (E)--ocimene (0.81–4.52%), methyl eugenol (0.90–2.67%) and -pinene (0.43–1.91%) asthe main components. Variables related to leaf were found to be associated with all phytochemical com-positions, indicating a main role of leaf on production of these compounds. These data collectivelydemonstrated large phenotypic and chemical diversity among the selected genotypes which can beconsidered as a valuable gene pool for breeding programs.