The inheritance of chemical phenotype in Cannabis sativa L. (III): variation in cannabichromene proportion

@article{Meijer2008TheIO,
  title={The inheritance of chemical phenotype in Cannabis sativa L. (III): variation in cannabichromene proportion},
  author={Etienne de Meijer and K. M. Hammond and Mirta Micheler},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2008},
  volume={165},
  pages={293-311}
}
The mechanism that controls the proportion of cannabichromene (CBC), a potential pharmaceutical, in the cannabinoid fraction of Cannabis sativa L. is explored. [] Key Result Morphological variants possessing a ‘prolonged juvenile chemotype’ (PJC), a substantial proportion of CBC persisting up to maturity, are presented. PJC is associated with a reduced presence of floral bracts, bracteoles, and capitate-stalked trichomes.

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