Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Genetic diversity in some south-Indian Cinnamomum Scha. species revealed by RAPD markers

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The genus Cinnamomum Scha. consists of several
species which have considerable economic importance.
Cinnamomum fruit, bark and leaves are used as spice
and also as a medicine. It is a valuable source of
camphor, cinnamaldehyde and safrol oil. Cinnamomum
is the largest genus in the family Lauraceae comprising
250 species, which are distributed in India, Sri-Lanka
and Australia. In South-India, genus Cinnamomum is
represented by 12 endemic species and an imported
cultivar C. verum. Medicinally important Cinnamon oil
of the world trade comes from three species viz., C.
zeylanicum, C.cassia and C. camphora.

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Year: 2011
Volume: 71
Issue: 1
Article DOI: N/A
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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