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Special Issue "Natural Products from Myrtle (Myrtus communis L.): Foods, Medicinal and Aromatic Compounds"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Mulas

Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari, Via De Nicola 9, I-07100 Sassari, Italy
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Phone: +39-079-229334
Interests: plant biodiversity, molecular biology and plant domestication; stress tolerance; fruit and plant biomass quality; essential oils; nutraceutic compounds; medicinal and aromatic plants; plant biochemistry and physiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Myrtle (Myrtus communis L.) is a shrub of the Mediterranean area well-known in the ancient times for its aromatic and medicinal properties. Today, the economic relevance of the myrtle industry to produce liqueurs, essential oils, dry spices, and other commodities determines the evolution of a domestication process of the species and the wide cultivation of selected genotypes. This new possibility allows available leaf and fruit biomasses of consistent quality and chemical composition. The interaction of the renewed interest for the medicinal properties of myrtle with the potential of a large-scale production has strongly increased the number of researchers working on the chemical composition of the plant.

The Special Issue is focused on the chemical composition of the food products of the myrtle, essential oils, and any other extract of potential interest, with particular attention given to the different groups of phenols widely contained in the shrub.

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Mulas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • leaf composition
  • fruit composition
  • essential oils
  • phenols
  • anthocyans
  • flavonoids
  • tannins

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