Mother of Roman perfume found on Mediterranean coast
Published on October 24th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks0
According to Pedro Jiménez Mejías, the other co-author of the study and also a researcher at UPO, “the importance of this discovery is that Reseda minoica is the maternal ancestor of a cultivated species of hybrid origin, Reseda odorata, used since Roman times due to the fragrance of its flowers, and whose essence was used in the ancient cosmetics industry. The location of one of the parts of its origin (the mother species), provides information about the evolutionary mechanisms which produce species which are later useful to humankind.”
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