Unfortunately conventional breeding of e elatior is

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Unformatted text preview: tunately, 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., 2010). 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 this...
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