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The most important evolutionary event in the success of commercial tea cultivation outside China in ~30 countries came about by the origin of India hybrid tea in India, derived from the extensive spontaneous hybridization that took place between the Assam type tea growing in the forest regions of Assam, North-East India and China type tea introduced from(More)
India has a large repository of important tea accessions and, therefore, plays a major role in improving production and quality of tea across the world. Using seven AFLP primer combinations, we analyzed 123 commercially important tea accessions representing major populations in India. The overall genetic similarity recorded was 51%. No significant(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate variations in the chemical composition of the essential oil from seeds of large cardamom grown at different altitudes in Himachal Pradesh, India. The composition of the essential oil was determined by gas chromatography (GC), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and gas(More)
Western Himalayan tea represents the status of Geographical Indication in the form of “Kangra Tea” which is unique to the tea grown world over due to its delicate flavor and high quality. The tea germplasm resources of western Himalayan region include selections from the commercial tea estates, abandoned tea gardens of Kangra valley and elite tea clones of(More)
To revive cultivation of the tea unique to the western Himalayan region, it is important to evaluate the seed-derived bushes available in the area’s abandoned gardens. This study used quantitative leaf characters, catechin content, and AFLP markers to assess these China cultivar type bushes. Compared with other China cultivar germplasm, these accessions(More)
The heterogeneous Indian tea germplasm includes 'China', 'Assam', 'Cambod', and their hybrids which were evaluated using biochemical markers viz., total catechin and their fractions, for varietal identification and characterization. Principal component analysis (PCA) of biochemical characters showed that the total catechin and trihydroxylated catechin has(More)