Can we harness a plant’s ability to synthesize medicinal compounds? Knowledge could guide development of sustainable production methods for plant-based medicines — ScienceDaily

Anthraquinones are a class of naturally occurring compounds prized for their medicinal properties, as well as for other applications, including ecologically friendly dyes. Despite wide interest, the mechanism by which plants produce them has remained shrouded in mystery until now. New work from an international team of scientists including Carnegie’s Sue Rhee reveals a gene […]