Transformation in Salvia chinensis

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


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).


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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