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Array-based techniques for fingerprinting medicinal herbs

Linhai Niu1, Nitin Mantri1, Chun Guang Li2, Charlie Xue2 and Edwin Pang1*

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1 School of Applied Sciences, Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

2 Division of Chinese Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

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Chinese Medicine 2011, 6:18  doi:10.1186/1749-8546-6-18

Published: 18 May 2011

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Summary of array-based methods for the studies of herbal plants. The different array-based method used for fingerprinting medicinal plants are compared based on array method, kind of tissue used for DNA extraction, and substrate/platform used for microarray printing. The species that were fingerprinted and results obtained are highlighted.

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