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Flower Power – Researchers breed new varieties of chamomile

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November 26, 2013
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Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien
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Plants can reproduce in a multitude of different ways, unlike humans and animals. Scientists have been working on developing new varieties of chamomile that can be cultivated as a medicinal plant. The researchers have been trying to identify varieties that will bloom longer and make its cultivation easier.

Dyed chamomile pollen under a microscope. Whether the pollen are fertile or not can be seen under magnification.
Credit: Bettina Fähnrich/Vetmeduni Vienna

Plants can reproduce in a multitude of different ways, unlike humans and animals. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have been working on developing new varieties of chamomile that can be cultivated as a medicinal plant. The researchers have been trying to identify varieties that will bloom longer and make its cultivation easier. 


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Journal References:

  1. Fähnrich, B. et al. Self-incompatibility and male sterility in six Matricaria recutita varieties. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality, 2013
  2. Faehnrich, B. et al. Ploidy Level and Reproductive Trait Analysis in Three Matricaria recutita Cultivars. CYTOLOGIA, 2013

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Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien. "Flower Power – Researchers breed new varieties of chamomile." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 26 November 2013. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131126092441.htm>.
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien. (2013, November 26). Flower Power – Researchers breed new varieties of chamomile. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131126092441.htm
Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien. "Flower Power – Researchers breed new varieties of chamomile." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131126092441.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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