Gardenia jasminoides Ellis: In Vitro Propagation and the Formation of Iridoid Glucosides

  • H. Mizukami
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 7)


Gardenia jasminoides Ellis ( = G. grandiflora Lour.), a native of China and Indochina, is an ornamental and medicinal woody plant. This plant, belonging to the Rubiaceae, is an evergreen small shrub with white, solitary and fragrant flowers (Fig. 1). The double-flowered form is usually used for ornamental purposes, while the single-flowered form is used as a medicinal plant, since the former does not bear fruits, a medicinally used organ.


Adventitious Shoot Iridoid Glucoside Gardenia Jasminoides Sphagnum Moss Peat Geniposidic Acid 
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  • H. Mizukami
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  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesNagasaki UniversityNagasaki 852Japan

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