Ginkgo Biloba A Global Treasure

From Biology to Medicine

  • Terumitsu Hori
  • Robert W. Ridge
  • Walter Tulecke
  • Peter Del Tredici
  • Jocelyne Trémouillaux-Guiller
  • Hiroshi Tobe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Structure and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norio Sahashi
      Pages 17-28
    3. Terumitsu Hori, Robert W. Ridge, Walter Tulecke, Peter Del Tredici, Jocelyne Trémouillaux-Guiller, Hiroshi Tobe
      Pages 49-49
    4. René Rohr
      Pages 85-98
    5. Robert W. Ridge, Terumitsu Hori, Shin-ichi Miyamura
      Pages 99-107
    6. Masahiro Hizume
      Pages 109-118
    7. Peter Del Tredici
      Pages 119-126
    8. Jocelyne Trémouillaux-Guiller
      Pages 127-139
    9. Walter Tulecke
      Pages 141-156
  3. Phylogeny and Fossil History

  4. Environmental Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Yoon Soo Kim, Jae Kee Lee, Gap Chae Chung
      Pages 233-242
    3. Hiroshi Honda
      Pages 243-250
    4. Takayuki Aoki
      Pages 251-257
    5. Mariko Handa, Yasuo Iizuka, Nobuo Fujiwara
      Pages 259-283
  5. Chemistry and Clinical Application of Ginkgo Substances

  6. Ginkgo and Humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. He Shan-An, Yin Gu, Pang Zi-Jie
      Pages 373-383
    3. Toshiyuki Nagata
      Pages 413-416
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-427

About this book


Interest in Ginkgo biloba has grown dramatically in the last 10 years, along with a corresponding increase in research on this unique plant. This book provides an overview and recent findings concerning cell biology, biochemistry, development, morphology, phylogeny, paleobotany, as well as possible applications in chemistry and medicine. It also covers environmental aspects and the relationship between G. biloba and humans. The book will be of wide interest to botanists, horticulturists and scientists working on this attractive and useful plant. This book commemorates the hundredth anniversary of the discovery of Ginkgo sperm by Sakugoro Hirase and will both stimulate further study, and contribute to the development of new fields in Ginkgo research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Terumitsu Hori
    • 1
  • Robert W. Ridge
    • 2
  • Walter Tulecke
    • 3
  • Peter Del Tredici
    • 4
  • Jocelyne Trémouillaux-Guiller
    • 5
  • Hiroshi Tobe
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Biological SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, Ibaraki, 305Japan
  2. 2.Division of Natural SciencesInternational Christian UniversityMitaka, Tokyo, 181Japan
  3. 3.Department of ScienceAntioch CollegeYellow SpringsUSA
  4. 4.Arnold Arboretum of Harvard UniversityJamaica PlainUSA
  5. 5.Laboratory of Cellular Biology and Plant Biochemistry Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesFrancois Rabelais UniversityToursFrance
  6. 6.Faculty of Integrated Human StudiesKyoto UniversityYoshida-nihonmatsu, Sakyo-ku, KyotoJapan

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