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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Minott, Donna A; Brown, H.A
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Article Title
Differentiation of fruiting and non-fruiting Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. trees based on composition of leaf volatiles
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Journal Title
Journal of Essential Oil Research
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2007
Volume ID
19
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
354-357
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http:; findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4091/is_200707/ai_n19434097
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Abstract
Leaf oil from fruiting female and non-fruiting male Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. trees, were analyzed by GC. Oil yields from male pimento trees (2.13%) were typically lower than that for female trees (2.67%). Non-fruiting and fruiting trees contained the same volatile components with different relative abundances. The composition of eugenol (p< 0.01), and myrcene, -phellandrene, -terpinene, terpinolene and -thujene (p< 0.005) were significantly different in the female versus the male pimento trees. Characteristic monoterpenoid profiles were observed for the fruiting and non-fruiting pimento trees which could be used for the early prediction of the berry bearing ability of pimento trees.....
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