Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 125–132 | Cite as

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

  • N. Yannovits-Argiriadis
  • V. Dourtoglou
  • D. Lyberopoulou
  • V. Papageorgiou
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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 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Yannovits-Argiriadis
    • 1
  • V. Dourtoglou
    • 1
  • D. Lyberopoulou
    • 2
  • V. Papageorgiou
    • 2
  1. 1.Vioryl S.A Chemical and Agricultural Research IndustryTerma Kato KifissiaAthensGreece
  2. 2.Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemical EngineeringAristot'le University of ThessalonikiGreece

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