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- Strobel, Bjarne W., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2013 v.57 pp. 164-172
- Artemisia annua; adsorption; agar; antimicrobial properties; artemisinin; detection limit; ecosystems; environmental impact; flowering; leucine; long term effects; malaria; metabolites; parasites; patients; protein synthesis; rain; risk; slurries; soil bacteria; subsoiling; topsoil; wind
- ... The sesquiterpene lactone artemisinin is currently the most promising agent in reducing dispersion of the malaria parasite in infected patients. Artemisinin is a secondary metabolite produced by Artemisia annua L. The plant is cultivated worldwide at large scale to meet the global demand. Artemisinin is known to pose herbicidal and antimicrobial effects, implying environmental risks. In this study ...
- Strobel, Bjarne W., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Industrial crops and products 2013 v.43 pp. 132-140
- Artemisia annua; artemisinin; drying; edaphic factors; excretion; leaching; leaves; microextraction; rain; risk; roots; runoff; secondary metabolites; silicone; soil; toxicity
- ... Artemisia annua L. synthesizes and accumulates the secondary metabolite artemisinin, a compound with antimalarial properties. As cultivation of the plant is still the only cost effective source of artemisinin, the production takes place in monocultures of A. annua. Artemisinin is known to have insecticidal and herbicidal effects, and also of being toxic to A. annua. Knowing the magnitude of the di ...