The Salvia miltiorrhiza Genome

  • Shanfa Lu

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Xingfeng Li, Jianhua Wang, Zhenqiao Song
    Pages 33-44
  3. Zhichao Xu
    Pages 45-53
  4. Xiaoxiao Qiu, Hong Zhou, Shanfa Lu
    Pages 69-81
  5. Guoyin Kai, Shucan Liu, Min Shi, Bing Han, Xiaolong Hao, Zhixiang Liu
    Pages 141-162
  6. Meizhen Wang, Shanfa Lu
    Pages 173-192

About this book


This is the first book on the genome of Salvia miltiorrhiza, summarizing the research advances in the molecular mapping, whole genome sequencing, chloroplast and mitochondria genomes, epigenetics, transcriptomics and functional genomics of this emerging model plant with great economic and medicinal value. It also describes its distribution, taxonomy and morphology and provides useful information on its cultivation and breeding. Further, it highlights the biosynthetic pathways of tanshinones and phenolic acids – two main classes of bioactive components produced in this plant species – and reviews and discusses the technology of hairy root induction, tissue culture and genetic transformation of S. miltiorrhiza.

The book is a valuable resource for students, teachers and researchers in academia and industry interested in medicinal plants and pharmacy.


molecular breeding Salvia miltiorrhiza red sage danshen Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM herbal medicine Tanshinone Phenolic Acid Plant Epigenetics Plant Transcriptomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Shanfa Lu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Medicinal Plant DevelopmentChinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24715-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24716-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-4781
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-479X
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