Identification of maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp.) and its adulterants by a DNA-barcoding approach based on the ITS sequence.

Abstract

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is an herbaceous plant that grows in high plateaus and has been used as both food and folk medicine for centuries because of its benefits to human health. In the present study, ITS (internal transcribed spacer) sequences of forty-three maca samples, collected from different regions or vendors, were amplified and analyzed. The ITS… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1875-5364(15)30062-5

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@article{Chen2015IdentificationOM, title={Identification of maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp.) and its adulterants by a DNA-barcoding approach based on the ITS sequence.}, author={Jin-jin Chen and Qing-Sheng Zhao and Yi-Lan Liu and Sheng-Hua Zha and Bing Zhao}, journal={Chinese journal of natural medicines}, year={2015}, volume={13 9}, pages={653-9} }