[PCA] Wild and Woods-Grown American Ginseng
De Angelis, Patricia
patricia_deangelis at fws.gov
Thu Jul 14 08:32:42 CDT 2016
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On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 2:40 AM, Thomas Avery Garran <
tag.plantgeek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am new to this group, so I will briefly introduce myself. I am an
> herbalist, trained in both Western and Chinese herbal medicine (over 25
> years), turned researcher; I am also trained in the sciences. I am
> currently doing research at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences:
> Center for Chinese Materia Medica Resources in Beijing, China.
> I am considering a proposal to investigate American Ginseng by comparing
> woods-grown to wild ginseng (Panax quinquifolius). I would like to look at
> several native ecotypes and preferably both the same and different ecotypes
> being cultivated using "woods-grown" techniques. I will be looking at both
> genetics and chemistry of the plants.
> It is my understanding that most of the seed that is available for
> commercial purchase is a mixture of various ecotypes (and chemotypes),
> which does confuse things a bit. Does anyone have any insight into this? I
> have not seen any literature that discusses the impending genetic
> bottleneck that is likely to result from this practice, is there anyone
> here who is aware of such work?
> My primary hurdles are finding people who are doing woods-grown
> cultivation where there is also an adequate wild population, and getting
> enough fresh material for genetic analysis. I am sure I can get sufficient
> funding for this project, and I would want to acquire samples from at least
> 4-5 different regions within its native range. I already have one area in
> northern Illinois secured.
> Anyone out there think they might be able to connect me with growers and
> pickers in specific locations?
> Thomas Avery Garran (林青陽)
> 中國中醫科學院 中藥資源中心
> 地址：北京市東直門內南小街16號 100700
> 電話：0086 186 0038 8859
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