Volume : IV, Issue : IX, September - 2014

Micropropagation & Phytochemical Analysis of Mentha rotundifolia (L.) Huds

Dr. Deena Meria Jose, Dr. John E Thoppil

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An efficient protocol for the micropropagation of Mentharotundifolia(L.) Huds, an aromatic medicinal plant of the family Lamiaceae was developed. Very highfrequency of shoot induction was obtained from the nodal cuttings on medium having a hormonal combination of BAP 2mg/l + IAA 2.5mg/l. Essential oil obtained from the field established plants were subjected to GC MS analysisto detect the chemical composition. A somaclonal variant plant having better essential oil profile was identified.Carvone was the major essential oil component in both the plants, but the percentage was higher in the somaclonal variant.

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Dr. Deena MeriaJose, Dr. John E Thoppil Micropropagation & Phytochemical Analysis of Mentharotundifolia (L.) Huds Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.4, Issue.9 September 2014

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