Genetic diversity of selected medicinal plants in protected landscape areas in the Czech Republic
K. Dušek, E. Dušková, K. Smékalováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/2449-CJGPBCitation:Dušek K., Dušková E., Smékalová K. (2010): Genetic diversity of selected medicinal plants in protected landscape areas in the Czech Republic. Czech J. Genet. Plant Breed., 46: S34-S36.
Agrimonia eupatoria, Betonica officinalis, Hypericum perforatum, Plantago media, Salvia pratensis and S. verticillata were selected as subjects for a research project studying the genetic diversity of wild medicinal plants in the Czech Republic. Some plants (both in the vegetative form and as seeds) from 26 localities at 5 protected landscape areas around the Czech Republic were transferred to the field nursery in Olomouc; there the contents of the active compounds (essential oil, tannins, hypericin and hyperforin, mucus) were evaluated. The large number of results provides a good opportunity to evaluate the quality of natural medicinal plants for pharmaceutical purposes; with regard to its origin, and to selecting starting materials for both breeding and the production of drugs.Keywords:active substances content; medicinal plants; protected landscape area