Chemotaxonomy of mints of genus Mentha by applying Raman spectroscopy

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:P. Rösch, Kiefer, W., Popp, J.
Date Published:Jan
Keywords:Algorithms, Cluster Analysis, Mentha, Phylogeny, Spectrum Analysis: Raman

The characterization of mints is often problematic because Mentha is a taxonomically complex genus. In order to provide a fast and easy characterization method, we use a combination of micro-Raman spectroscopy and hierarchical cluster analysis. A classification trial of different mint taxa is possible for one collection time. For spectra measured at different points during the growing season, a more sophisticated pretreatment of the data is necessary to receive good discrimination between the species, as well as between the subspecies and varieties of the mints.

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