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Valtcho D. Zheljazkov, Charles L. Cantrell, Tess Astatkie and Ekaterina Jeliazkova

, one of the questions that needed to be addressed is the effect of low temperatures and early frosts on spearmint biomass yields, essential oil yield and composition. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of lowering temperatures and

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Victoria M. Anderson, Douglas D. Archbold, Robert L. Geneve, Dewayne L. Ingram and Krista L. Jacobsen

of calendula and other medicinal plants in a variety of contexts. Calendula grown for essential oil is often produced in semiarid and arid regions where agricultural water is limited (e.g., Khalid and Teixeira da Silva, 2010 ; Maleki et al., 2014

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Joyce W. Ngure, Chunyan Cheng, Shuqiong Yang, Qunfeng Lou, Ji Li, Chuntao Qian, Jie Chen and Jinfeng Chen

included in cosmetic products due to their high fatty acid composition ( Vermaak et al., 2011 ). Topical application of essential fatty acids prevent and counteract dry seborrhoeic skin conditions and inflammation ( Muller et al., 2007 ). Topical

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Brígida Resende Almeida, Suzan Kelly Vilela Bertolucci, Alexandre Alves de Carvalho, Heitor Luiz Heiderich Roza, Felipe Campos Figueiredo and José Eduardo Brasil Pereira Pinto

important factors that increase plant production and volatile constituents ( Dudai, 2005 ) and affect enzyme levels in terpenoides biosynthesis ( Sell, 2007 ). Variations in the composition of essential oil according to the availability of nutrients have

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Huanfang Liu, Chelsea D. Specht, Tong Zhao and Jingping Liao

processes of rhizome and ultrastructure of secretory cavities in Zingiber officinale Roscoe J. Trop. Subtrop. Bot. 23 151 159 Pino, J.A. Marbot, R. Rosado, A. Batista, A. 2004 Chemical composition of the essential oil of Zingiber officinale Roscoe from

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Yuting Zou, Yanan Wang, Mingwei Zhu, Shuxian Li and Qiuyue Ma

and accumulation of UFAs during seed maturation, which is essential to the management of P. ostii individuals in cultivation to optimize seed oil content. Optimal management will not only improve P. ostii seed oil quality, but also increase the

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Carmen Mena, Alejandra Z. González, Raúl Olivero-David and María Ángeles Pérez-Jiménez

a balanced fatty acid composition that gives rise to its recognized nutritional value. In the last few decades, virgin olive oil consumption has increased because of its nutritional and healthy characteristics ( Owen et al., 2000 ) but also owing to

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Harbans L. Bhardwaj and Anwar A. Hamama

, broccoli, and cauliflower ( Brassica sp.) are rich in essential nutrients. In addition, they contain substantial quantities of the glucoside-aglycone sulforaphane or 4-methylsulfinylbutyl isothiocyanate, which are very potent inducers of detoxication

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Harbans L. Bhardwaj and Anwar A. Hamama

in essential nutrients ( Chu and Jeffery, 2001 ; Fahey et al., 1997 ; Murillo and Mehta, 2001 ), no information is available about mineral composition of sprouts made from canola seeds. The term “canola” is a registered trademark of the Canola

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Maurizio Mulas and Rita A.M. Melis

acceptable for the hydroalcoholic infusion production, and also considering the lack of differences in the composition of essential oil between spring and winter leaves (unpublished data), we think that winter leaf biomass can also be used to produce white