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Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 125-132

Essential oil variation in dwarf plants of Pelargonium sp. capitatum, induced by a new plant growth bioregulator

  • N. Yannovits-ArgiriadisAffiliated withVioryl S.A Chemical and Agricultural Research Industry, Terma Kato Kifissia
  • , V. DourtoglouAffiliated withVioryl S.A Chemical and Agricultural Research Industry, Terma Kato Kifissia
  • , D. LyberopoulouAffiliated withLaboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristot'le University of Thessaloniki
  • , V. PapageorgiouAffiliated withLaboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemical Engineering, Aristot'le University of Thessaloniki

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Abstract

Dwarf plants derived from tissue cultures of Pelargonium capitatum, gave an essential oil of quite different composition from that produced by normal plants. This difference persisted for as long as the plant demonstrated the effect of the growth retardant. The chemical composition of the essential oil derived from ‘growth-retarded plants’ is presented.

Key words

Pelargonium Capitatum geraniaceae essential oil dwarfism bioregulator HBTU