A Michaelakis

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A protocol has been developed for the induction of somatic embryogenesis from flower explants of chamomile (Chamomilla recutita L.). The effects of several plant growth regulators [α-naphthylacetic acid (NAA), 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, 6-benzyladenine (BA) and kinetin (Kin), alone or in combination] and the flower type (disk or ray flower) were(More)
Present essay explores the potentials of Citrus juice industry's by-products as alternative bioactive natural products resources. Four crude Cold Pressed Essential Oils (CPEOs), derived from orange, lemon, grapefruit, and mandarin, were studied. All CPEOs were subjected to water distillation, in order to obtain the volatile fragment, which was further(More)
The effects of various plant growth regulators and culture conditions on the production of volatile secondary metabolites from callus cultures of Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita) inflorescence were investigated and the most efficient conditions were determined. The essential oil composition was assayed by GC-MS analysis and found to contain chamomillol,(More)
Biocidal natural substances of botanical origin offer a promising ecofriendly option for controlling toxic cyanobacteria. Herein, we study 11 essential oils and some of their major components for their activity on Aphanizomenon gracile. On the basis of our results we support that Origanum vulgare and O. dictamnus, Ocimum basilicum, Eucalyptus meliodora,(More)
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