• Mutation studies inMentha spicata L.

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      Mentha spicata ; rhizomes; spearmint oil; carvone; carveol

    • Abstract


      Dormant rhizomes ofMentha spicata were subjected to various x-ray doses to induce mutations for herb yield and/or improvement in the quality characters of the essential oil. The investigation has led to the isolation of fourteen mutant clones including one with double the quantity of carvone.

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      S N Kak1 B L Kaul1

      1. Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu Tawi - 180 001, India
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