• Gene polymorphism of chalcone isomerase influence the accumulation of flavonoids in licorice

    22 days ago - By Springer

    Abstract
    Licorice has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years. Chalcone isomerase is the second rate-limiting enzyme involved in the biosynthetic pathway of flavonoids in licorice. The purpose of this study is to analyze the CHI gene polymorphism and identify CHI haplotypes associated with high/low flavonoid contents. Five Glycyrrhiza uralensis samples with the high flavonoids contents and five Glycyrrhiza inflate samples with low flavonoids contents were selected to clone the CHI cDNA sequences. The CHI haplotypes related to the accumulation of flavonoids were...
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