Modelling processes determining and limiting the production of secondary metabolites during crop growth : the example of the antimalarial artemisinin produced in Artemisia annua

  title={Modelling processes determining and limiting the production of secondary metabolites during crop growth : the example of the antimalarial artemisinin produced in Artemisia annua},
  author={W. Lommen and H. Bouwmeester and E. Schenk and F. Verstappen and Sytze Elzinga and P. Struik},
The quantitative insight in processes underlying yield and concentrations of interesting secondary metabolites in crops is still limited. Yet, this insight is essential to further improve crops and commercial production of target metabolites. Artemisia annua L. (annual or sweet wormwood, Asteraceae) was used to conceptualize a model to describe the processes determining and limiting the production of target metabolites during crop growth. A. annua is an annual herb producing the antimalarial… Expand

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