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conventional breeding of E. elatior is handicapped by cross
incompatibility, poor fruit set, and low seed production
(Marcsik and Hoult, 2010). Due to these factors, alternative
approaches for crop improvement of E. elatior, such as
mutation induction, could be explored.
Previous reports have shown that E. elatior has even
more potential as a new and promising crop. Studies have 1 YUNUS et al. / Turk J Biol proven that torch ginger has high antioxidant content
(Chan et al., 2009a, 2009b; Andarwulan et al., 2010;
Haleagrahara et al., 2010; Wijekoon et al., 2011a), essential
oils (Jaafar et al., 2007), antibacterial activity (Chan
et al., 2007; Lachumy et al., 2010), beneficial nutrient
components (Wijekoon et al., 2011b), phenolic compounds
and scavenging activity (Yan and Asmah, 2010), antitumor
promoting and cytotoxic activity (Habsah et al., 2005), and
antifungal properties (Ficker et al., 2003; Lachumy et al.,
The successful outcome of a mutation depends
on the efficient induction of mutation as the well as
effective recognition and recovery of the desired mutant
plants through repeated subculture (Puchooa, 2005). In
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