Plant Diversity ›› 1998, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (02): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Biotransformation of Artemisinin by Hairy Roots of Cyanotis arachnoidea

ZHOU Li-Gang, RUAN De-Chun, HE Zheng-Dan,ZHU Hong-Tao, YANG Chong-Ren, WANG Jun-Jian   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204;Insticute of Materia Medica, Huazhong Unitersity of Science and Technolegy, Wuhan 430074
  • Online:1998-04-25 Published:1998-04-25

Abstract: The biotransformation of artemisinin by the hairy roots of Cyanotis arachnothea was investigated. After incubation for 8 days, the main product was determined as deoxyartemisinin.

Key words: Artemisinin