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Notes from October 5th

by: Meghan Shah

Notes from October 5th HORT 3440

Meghan Shah
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Working with herbs Genetically and environmentally manipulating plants
Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
James Affecter
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Meghan Shah on Friday October 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HORT 3440 at University of Georgia taught by James Affecter in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants in Biology/Anthropology at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 10/14/16
October 5 th  Once herbs and medicinal plants have been brought into cultivation, they can be  manipulated in two general ways: ○ Genetically – selection and breeding, direct genetic modification, etc. ○ Environmentally – fertilization, lights intensity, irrigation, etc.  The process is illustrated by research carried out at Purdue University (Indiana) by  horticultural scientists working to develop me cultivars of Basil ○ Goals of the Basil research program to develop new genetic lines with: ▪ Increased total essential oil content ▪ Increased content of cinnamon­scented oils of interest to the perfume industry (methyl chavicol and methyl cinnamate) ○ Sweet Basil    Mint Fam  Ocimum basilicum  Annual herb, cultivated for at least 3,000 years  Native to tropical regions throughout Africa, Middle East, India, Indonesia  Leaves are used  Culinary herb   Used in traditional medicine as a tonic, carminative, diuretic, and  anthelmintic (removes intestinal bugs) ○ The essential oil composition of basil species is extremely variable (different  kinds have different kinds of essential oils), which makes them good candidates  for development and selection of new chemotypes (chemical races, not  necessarily morphologically distinguishable)   The Purdue researchers obtained seeds of 87 Ocimum accessions from the USDA  Plant Introduction Station in Ames, Iowa ○ Accession – a documented element in a collection (known provenance) ○ These accessions were all field­grown in a trial garden (or “common garden”)  in central Indiana.  About 50 of the accessions germinated ○ Development of the new Basil cultivars involved 3 steps: ▪ Evaluation – initial screening  Of accessions from trial garden ▪ Selection    and more intensive evaluation  of genetic lines with target characteristics  analyzing leaves from each individual plant ▪ Breeding – and continued evaluation  Of chemotypes with new combinations of characteristics  Tifton Mint Study ○ Dr. Dean Batal, UGA Horticulture Department ○ Tested 8 different mint cultivars ○ Used 4 different soil amendment treatments ○ 3 cultivars had significantly higher yields ○ Addition of mushroom compost increased yield (biomass)


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