publication . Conference object . 2005

Levisticum officinale hairy root cultures: influence of light and light type on growth and essential oil production

Lima, A. Sofia; Sousa, Maria João; Pedro, Luís G.; Figueiredo, Ana Cristina; Barroso, J.G.; Deans, S.G.; Scheffer, J.J.C.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Società Italiana di Fitochimica
  • Country: Portugal
The essential oils of Levisticum officinale W.D.J. Koch (Apiaceae), including those isolated from the roots, are used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries [1]. This perennial and herbaceous plant, commonly known as lovage, is widely known by its aromatic, ornamental and medicinal properties. The effect of light and light type on growth and essential oil production of lovage hairy root cultures was studied by comparison of cultures maintained under “blue-basic” (400-550nm) and “day-light” 16h light photoperiod with control cultures maintained under darkness. All cultures were maintained in SH medium [2] and kept at 24ºC on orbital shakers at 80 r.p...
free text keywords: Levisticum officinale, Hairy root cultures, Light, Essential oils
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FCT| POCTI/AGG/42961/2001
Hairy root cultures of Levisticum officinale as an experimental model in essential oil production
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 42961
  • Funding stream: POCI
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