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Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Apr;2(2):139-44.

Genetic engineering of essential oil production in mint.

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Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6340, USA.

Abstract

New approaches directed to unraveling monoterpene metabolism and secretion and recent progress in transformation protocols have set the stage for the systematic genetic engineering of essential oil production. This article focuses on specific strategies to improve the quality and quantity of mint essential oils.

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10322195
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