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Recent journal articles:

Inoue, M. 2013. A measure of genetic diversity of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.) by RAPD analysis. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 60(3):1201-1207.

Aziz, E.E., M.M. El-Danasoury, and L.E. Craker. 2010. Impact of sulfur and ammonium sulfate on dragonhead plants grown in newly reclaimed soil. Journ. Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 16(2):126-135.

Aziz, E., H. Al-Amier, J.P. Baek, A.A. El-Hela, A. Helaly, H. Bahri, and L.E. Craker. 2010. Growth and essential oil production in peppermint accessions. Acta Hort. 860:193-196.

Aziz, E.E., H. Al-Amier, M.M. El-Danasoury, and L. Craker. 2010. Response of peppermint to salt stress. Acta Hort. 854:75-80.

El-Danasoury, M., H. Al-Amier, A.El-Din Helaly, E.E. Aziz, and L.E. Craker. 2010. Essential oil an enzyme activity in spearmint under salt stress. Journ. Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 16(2):136-145.

Aziz, E.E.and L.E. Craker. 2009. Essential oil constituents of peppermint, pennyroyal, and apple mint grown in a desert agrosystem. Journ. Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 15(4):361-367.

Mamedov, N. and Craker, L. 2009. Endemic species of wormwood (Artemisia L., Asteraceae) from Caucasus and Central Asia as alternative sources for fighting malaria. Acta Hort. 826:277-280.

Aziz, E.E., A. Al-Amir, and L.E. Craker. 2008. Influence of salt stress on growth and essential production in peppermint, pennyroyal, and apple mint. Journ. Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 14(1/2):77-87.

Craker, L.E. 2008. A perspective on cultivation of medicinal plants in America. Acta Horticulturae 765:57-66.

Zheljazkov, V.D., L.E. Craker, B. Xing, N.E. Nielsen, and A. Wilcox. 2008. Aromatic plant production on metal contaminated soils. Science of the Total Environment.395:51-52.

Crosby, G.W. and L.E. Craker. 2007.Development of soilless culture methods of Moringa for the production of fresh root and leaf biomass. Acta Horticulturae 756:139-146.

Crosby, G.W. and L.E. Craker. 2007.Pruning strategies to maximize leaf production of pollarded Moringa trees. Acta Horticulturae 756:339-345.

Recent book chapters:

McGruffin, M. and Z. Gardner. 2013. Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition. Accessed 2013, May 10.

Craker, L. and Z. Gardner. 2010. The botany of cannabis. In: J. Holland, M.D, ed. The Pot Book A Complete Guide to Cannabis. Park Street Press, Rochester, VT. pp. 35-43.

Gardiner, Z. and L.E. Craker. 2009. Quality aspects of medicinal plants. In D. Hemming, ed. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 4(No. 023):6 p.

Al-Amier, H. and L.E. Craker. 2006. In vitro selection for stress tolerant spearmint. In J. Janick and A. Whipley, ed., Issues in New Crops and New Uses. ASHS, Alexandria, VA. pp. 306-310.

Craker, L.E. 2006. Medicinal and aromatic plants Future opportunities. In J. Janick and A. Whipley, ed., Issues in New Crops and New Uses. ASHS, Alexandria, VA. pp. 248-257.

Park, CH., P.Tannous, J.E. Simon, TO. Kwon, W. Sciarappa, L.E. Craker, R. Vranken, W. Kline, P.J. Nitzsche, H.R. Juliani, and R. Govindasamy. 2006. Korean herbs and greens: Chives and perilla, new fresh produce emerging ethnic markets. In J. Janick and A. Whipley, ed., Issues in New Crops and New Uses. ASHS, Alexandria, VA.

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