Advertisement

Transformation in Salvia chinensis

  • Zhi-hong Xu
  • Li-jun Yang
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 22)

Abstract

Salvia chinensis Benth (Labiatae), with the Chinese name Shijianchuan, is one of traditional Chinese medicinal plants in the South China. It is an annual herb (Fig. 1A), 20–70 cm in height, flowering during July–August, and growing mainly in South China. The plant contains steroid, triterpenoid, and procatechuic aldehyde. Stachyose was detected in its roots. The plants at the flowering stage are collected and dried for medical use. It is generally used as a heat-clearing and detoxifying drug for promoting blood circulation, regulating vital energy, and alleviating pain (Institute of Research and Development of Medicinal Plant Resource et al. 1988).

Keywords

Transgenic Plant Leaf Explants Sterile Plant Promote Blood Circulation Traditional Chinese Medicinal Plant 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Institute of Research and Development of Medicinal Plant Resources et al. (1988) Shijianchuan (Salvia chinensis). Chinese herbology, 2nd edn, vol 4. People’s Health Press, Beijing, pp 247–250.Google Scholar
  2. Jefferson R (1987) Assaying chimeric genes in plants: the GUS gene fusion system. Plant Mol Biol Rep 5:387–405.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Otten LA, Schilperoort RA (1978) A rapid microscale method for detection of lysopine and nopaline dehydrogenase activities. Biochem Biophys Acta 527:497–500.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Wang SP, Xu ZH, Wei ZM (1990) Genetic transformation of leaf expiants of Populus tomentosa. Acta Bot Sin 32:172–177.Google Scholar
  5. Xu Y, Jia JF, Zheng GC (1987) A simple and efficient method for the detection of opine synthase activities in plant tissues. Hereditas (Beijing) 9:41–43.Google Scholar
  6. Yang LJ, Xu ZH (1989) Production of transgenic plants of Salvia chinensis using Agrobacterium-mediated DNA transfer. Annu Rep National Laboratory of Plant Mol Genet, Shanghai Inst of Plant Physiol (1988/1989), pp 27-28.Google Scholar
  7. Yang LJ, Wang SP, Zhang Y, Shu XM, Xu ZH (1993) Plant regeneration and genetic transformation in tissue culture of Salvia chinensis. Acta Biol Exp Sin 26 (in press).Google Scholar
  8. Zhana, Xu ZH, Wei ZM, Wang SP, Li TR (1989) Expression of foreign genes in transgenic plants of Solanum nigrum. Annu Rep National Laboratory of Plant Mol Genet, Shanghai Inst of Plant Physiol (1988/1989), pp 32-33.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhi-hong Xu
  • Li-jun Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Institute of Plant PhysiologyAcademia SinicaShanghaiChina

Personalised recommendations