Nicotiana tabacum (Tobacco, TOBAC ) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-12120 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 07 Apr 2006 last updated: 11 Aug 2014
Organism information
Nicotiana tabacum
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Genus Nicotiana
Species Nicotiana tabacum
  • Tobacco
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  • TOBAC
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Crops
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
N. tabacum is a native of tropical and subtropical America.
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N. tabacum is sensitive to temperature, air, ground humidity and the type of land. Temperatures of 20 to 30°C are best for adequate growth; an atmospheric humidity of 80 to 85% and soil without a high level of nitrogen are also optimal.
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It is commercially cultivated worldwide.
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  • Other (Industrial)
Additional Information
Nicotiana tabacum is the plant that is cultivated as the principal source of tobacco.
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