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A comparison of the oils of rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium sp.) propagated by tissue culture and cuttings
- Chisowa, E.H., Chishimba, W.K., Hall, D.R., Farman, D.I.
- The Journal of essential oil research 1999 v.11 no.4 pp. 461-464
- Pelargonium, essential oils, geraniol, leaves, tissue culture, plant cuttings, plant propagation, citronellol
- Rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium sp.) was propagated by tissue culture and cuttings. The hydrodistilled oils from the two groups of plants were analyzed by GC and GC/MS. The two oils contained similar major components in relative amounts except citronellol which differed by a large margin. The major components in the oils from plants raised by tissue culture and cuttings were citronellol (36.1%; 42.8%), citronellyl formate (8.3%; 11.5%), geraniol (9.2%; 9.1%) and isomenthone (9.9%; 7.1%), respectively.