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Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 273–273 | Cite as

DNA isolation methods for medicinal and aromatic plants

  • Anna Maria Pirttilä
  • Merja Hirsikorpi
  • Terttu Kämäräinen
  • Laura Jaakola
  • Anja Hohtola
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Abstract

Several protocols described for plant DNA isolation fail to produce good quality DNA from medicinal herbs and aromatic plants. These plants contain exceptionally high amounts of secondary metabolites that interfere with DNA isolation. To address this problem, we developed 2 DNA isolation methods for sundew and tarragon that produce DNA suitable for molecular biological applications. One of the methods also is applicable for milfoil and Siberian ginseng.

Key words

Achillea millefolium Artemisia dracunculus DNA isolation Drosera rotundifolia Eleutherococcus senticosus herbs secondary metabolites 

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© Springer 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Maria Pirttilä
    • 1
  • Merja Hirsikorpi
    • 1
  • Terttu Kämäräinen
    • 1
  • Laura Jaakola
    • 1
  • Anja Hohtola
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology/BotanyUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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