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Publication type: Journal Article
Document type: Proceedings Paper

Year: 1999

Author(s): Pank, F; Franke, J; Quilitzsch, R; Langbehn, J; Novak, J; Hoffmann, M; Franz, C; Junghanns, W; Kegel, A

Title: Evaluation of 49 marjoram accessions (Origanum majorana L.).

Source: 2nd World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants for Human Welfare (WOCMAP-2), MENDOZA, ARGENTINA, NOV 10-15, 1997. Acta Hortic 502, 223-229.

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Novak Johannes

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds

A total of 49 marjoram accessions were evaluated for their suitability as starting material for a European Union funded project on breeding research. They were cultivated in a field experiment in the region of middle Germany in 1996. The investigated populations revealed a high variability of most traits: Precocity, height of plant at harvest, yield of leaf-flower fraction, essential oil content, trans-sabinene-hydrate content of the essential oil and sensorial impression. The high variation of important traits is a good prerequisite for deriving starting material for the prospective breeding program. 44 accessions are grouped by means of a cluster analysis on 68 variables, resulting in 9 disjoint clusters. 6 selected clusters are described with respect to economically important traits.

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