Transgenic Artemisia (Wormwood)

  • S. Nin
  • A. Bennici
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 48)

Abstract

Artemisia absinthium L. (wormwood), family Asteraceae, is a perennial under-shrub found in Central Europe, North America, and Asia. The plant presents the following characteristics: to 1 m high, stalks upright, abundant foliage; leaves silky pubescent on both sides, lowest petiolate, tripennate; heads in strong branched panicles, short-stalked, nodding; outer perianth oblong-linear, inner ovate with a broad membranous margin; disk flowers bisexual, the marginal flowers often female, flowering July-September, fruitlets without a pappus (Krussmann 1984). Propagation is mostly by division, but the plant, allogamous, is highly fertile.

Keywords

Sucrose Alkaloid Coumarin Rifampicin Butyrate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Nin
    • 1
  • A. Bennici
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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