publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Growth regulators and essential oil production

Cláudia Prins; Vieira, I. J. C.; Freitas, S. P.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology, volume 22, pages 91-102 (eissn: 1677-0420, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FapUNIFESP (SciELO)
Abstract
The aroma and fragrance industry is a billion-dollar world market which grows annually. Essential oils comprise the majority of compounds used by these industries. These sets of metabolites are formed mainly by monoterpenes, which are products of the plants' secondary metabolism. Biosynthesized from mevalonate and methylerythitol phosphate, the essential oil production depends not only on genetic factors and the developmental stage of plants, but also on environmental factors which could result in biochemical and physiological alterations in plants modifying the quantity and quality of the essential oil. These modifications impair aromatic plant production aimed...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene, jasmonate, terpenoids, Biology, Secondary metabolism, Botany, World market, Essential oil, law.invention, law, Plant production, Plant growth, Auxin, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Gibberellin, Biotechnology, business.industry, business, Plant physiology
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