Definition - What does Bergamotene mean?
Bergamotene is a collection of molecules that results from eukaryotic metabolite mainly found a variety of plants. There are two types of bergamotene: alpha-bergamotene and beta-bergamotene.
Essential oils, cotton seed, carrots and lime are a few of many examples of bergamotene. The alpha and beta classification are determined by the location of the molecular bond in the plant.
MaximumYield explains Bergamotene
All plants, including flowering plants, conifers and gymnosperms, go through metabolic reactions and the resultant is bergamotene. This is often found in essential oils. Given that there are various benefits of essential oils and since bergamotene is essential in essential oils, there are a lot of applications of this component in chemistry labs.
Each plant requires a pollinator for reproduction and sustenance. Pollination often occurs when pollinator insects transfer pollen and enable fertilization. But there are times when these pollinators get attracted to the plants they pollinate and end up laying eggs on the plants.
This can result in the hatched insects feeding on the plants and affecting its plant physiology. The presence of alpha-bergamotene acts as a natural defense mechanism in plants to combat this herbivore behavior of pollinators and is released when a plant is under attack. This was seen in tobacco plants.
Further studies and understanding of bergamotene can help plants increase yields by reducing exterior threats.