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Characterization of medicinal Senna genetic resources
At 50% maturity, regenerating Senna species were characterized for morphological traits, seed reproduction, and evaluated for regeneration. Quality plants regenerated from all accessions produced 1018 to more than 21,215 total seeds. Principal component analysis revealed which traits contributed the greatest to variability among coffee senna accessions. Senna species have potential to produce pharmaceutical products and can be grown as medicinal plants. The flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol found in Senna species have been clinically shown to have anti-pancreatic cancer properties.
plant genetic resources
chemical constituents of plants
principal component analysis
Plant genetic resources: characterization and utilization 2009 Dec., v. 7, no. 3
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
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