Research on plant tissue culture application for commercial propagation of endangered medicinal plants No.22.214.171.124/19/A/083
Along with the increase in demand for medicinal plants for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries, the wild populations of many wild medicinal plant species are decreasing. Researchers of the Institute for Environmental Solutions have identified the latest market needs by selecting three endangered medical plant species (Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim), common yew (Taxus baccata L), sea holly (Eryngium maritimum L)) and their vulnerabilities for commercial cultivation: prolonged seed germination, low seed production, slow rooting of cuttings (yew). It highlights that the cultivation of these species requires more efficient and more economically viable methods for propagating larger quantities of the plants for commercial use.
adapt and develop micropropagation technologies including in vitro
propagation in plant tissue culture transfer and acclimatization to ex
vitro of the endangered medicinal plants – Siberian ginseng
(Eleutherococcus senticosus Maxim.), common yew (Taxus baccata L.) and
sea holly (Eryngium maritimum L.).
Duration: 1st of July 2020 – 31st of June 2023
Leading partner: Institute for Environmental Solutions
Partner: SIA “Field and Forest”
Project scientific manager: IES leading researcher Dr. Ieva Mežaka, [email protected]
Funded by: European
Regional Development Fund, as a part of 1.1.1 “Improve research and
innovation capacity and the ability of Latvian research institutions to
attract external funding, by investing in human capital and
infrastructure” 126.96.36.199. measure “Support for applied research”, Nr.
188.8.131.52/19/A/083 and project partners.
Total budget: 747 226 EUR, including public financing