The effect of age and location of leaf on quantity and quality of japanese mint oil production

Duriyaprapan S. and Britten E.J. (1982) The effect of age and location of leaf on quantity and quality of japanese mint oil production. Journal of Experimental Botany, 33 4: 810-814. doi:10.1093/jxb/33.4.810


Author Duriyaprapan S.
Britten E.J.
Title The effect of age and location of leaf on quantity and quality of japanese mint oil production
Journal name Journal of Experimental Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-0957
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jxb/33.4.810
Volume 33
Issue 4
Start page 810
End page 814
Total pages 5
Subject 1105 Dentistry
1110 Nursing
1314 Physiology
1804 Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
2303 Ecology
2604 Applied Mathematics
Abstract Leaves of debranched Japanese mint (Mentha arvensis L., subsp. haplocalyx Briquet var. piperascens Holmes) were marked to allow subsequent identification for age. Leaves of different age groups were distilled for determination of quantity and quality of oil. Most of the oil and its principal component, menthol, were synthesized during the first 2 weeks of growth, while menthone and the a-pinene percentage composition of the oil declined with age after 2 weeks. A significant decrease in percentage oil content occurred in older leaves indicating that leaf loss through senescence caused less loss of oil than of dry matter. Proportion of young to old leaves had a significant effect on oil composition. This is believed to be the first report on oil composition of leaves from single plants of Japanese mint.
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