Overview

The Mint Genomics Resource is a community database built using the Tripal toolkit. Tripal is a member of the GMOD family of tools and allows integration with the GMOD Chado database schema and Drupal, a popular Content Management System (CMS). Tripal is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2.

Brief History of the Mint Industry in the United States

Peppermint was introduced to the U.S. by English settlers, with cultivation beginning in Massachusetts in the early 1800s, before larger scale production commenced in New York State (1830s) and then the Midwestern states (mid 1800s) (1).  Because of favorable growing conditions and the effects of Verticillium wilt, a fungal disease, the early 1900s saw a migration of peppermint cultivation to the Northwestern states (Oregon, Washington, and later Idaho).  As of 2014, the Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Oregon and Washington) accounts for 84 % of the U.S.