Discovery of genes for ginsenoside biosynthesis by analysis of ginseng expressed sequence tags

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Expressed sequence tags (ESTs) provide a valuable tool that can be used to identify genes in secondary metabolite biosynthesis. Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A Meyer) is a medicinal plant that accumulates ginsenosides in roots. We sequenced 11,636 ESTs from five ginseng libraries in order to create a gene resource for biosynthesis of ginsenosides, which are… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00299-003-0678-6

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