A simple and efficient procedure to enhance artemisinin content in Artemisia annua L. by seeding to salinity stress

  • Z Qian
  • K Gong
  • L Zhang
  • J Lv
  • F Jing
  • Y Wang
  • S Guan
  • G Wang
  • K Tang
Keywords: Artemisia annua L., artemisinin, NaCl, salinity stress.

Abstract

Artemisinin is an effective anti-malarial drug extracted from Artemisia annua L. Due to the low content of artemisinin in A. annua, great efforts have been devoted to improve artemisinin production. Here we
report a simple and efficient procedure to enhance artemisinin content in A. annua by seeding to salinity stress. Our result shows that artemisinin content in the plant treated with 4 - 6 g/l NaCl could be significantly enhanced (up to 2 - 3% dry weight) compared to that in control plant (1% dry weight).
Published
2010-08-05
Section
Articles

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