Comparative analysis of essential oil composition and oil containing glands in Ocimum sanctum L. (Holy basil) under ambient and supplemental level of UV-B through gas chromatography–mass spectrometry and scanning electron microscopy

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Field grown plants of holy basil (Ocimum sanctum L.) were treated with biologically effective supplemental ultraviolet-B (sUV-B) radiation (ambient +1.8 kJ m−2 day−1) to evaluate its effect on specialized oil glands and quantity and quality of the essential oil. The total yield of essential oil increased significantly by 42.0% after sUV-B treatment. Gas… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11738-010-0637-0

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