Molecular identification of traditional medicinal materials
Chapter in an edited book (author)


摘要Traditional medicines are consumed by 80% of the population in the world for health maintenance and disease treatment. Adulteration and substitution of the source materials have been life-threatening problems growing along with their popularity. Consequently, a reliable identification method is important for safety and quality assurance of the traditional medicinal materials. Molecular techniques provide alternative means to conventional organoleptic and chemical authentication methods and are often more superior in accuracy, sensitivity, resolution and reproducibility. Since the early 1990s, a number of molecular techniques have been developed to identify traditional medicinal materials based on DNA fingerprinting (RFLP, AP-PCR, RAPD, AFLP, DALP, ISSR, PCR-RFLP, SCAR and isothermal amplification), DNA microarray and DNA sequencing (DNA barcoding and FINS). These techniques are capable of differentiating traditional medicinal materials and their adulterants and substitutes, and in some cases, distinguishing closely related species, subspecies, varieties, cultivars and species from different localities. This chapter introduces the major molecular identification techniques and reviews their applications in the identification of animal and botanical medicinal materials.
著者Li M., But P.P.-H., Shaw P.-C.
詳細描述Chapter 3.
頁次45 - 66

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