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Plants, Volume 8, Issue 4 (April 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Pompia is a citrus fruit endemic of Sardinia with an outstanding essential oil profile which shows [...] Read more. Pompia is a citrus fruit endemic of Sardinia with an outstanding essential oil profile which shows strong anti-inflammatory and anti-septic activity. The fruit pulp is not edible, but the skin has been used for centuries to prepare traditional cakes and liquors. The exploitation of Pompia’s full potential is currently restricted by the lack of information regarding its origin. Here, we present a karyological and DNA barcoding analysis of possible Pompia relatives. We provide evidence that Pompia is a regular diploid Citrus spp. Based on DNA polymorphism data, we propose that Pompia derived by a recent cross between Citrus aurantium or Citrus maxima (as seed bearer) and Citrus medica (as pollen donor). View this paper