• Transcriptome analysis of North American sweet birch revealed a higher expression of genes involved in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites than European silver birch

    14 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    The North American Betula lenta L. has been used for medicinal reasons for centuries by native Americans. Although sophisticated technologies have rapidly been developed, a large information gap has been observed regarding genetic regulators of medicinally important compounds in sweet birch. Very little is known on the different genes involved in secondary metabolic biosynthesis in sweet birch. To gain a deeper insight into genetic factors, we performed a transcriptome analysis of each three biological samples from different independent trees of sweet and European silver birch...
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