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Studies on Standardization of Licorice Based on Its Active Components with On-line HPLC Bioassay System
Hong, Jae Seung ; Kang, Bum Gu ; Jang, Young Soo ; Kim, Seon Ha ; Wang, Zhiqiang ; Park, Yoon Ha ; Park, Jong Hyuk ; Lim, Soon Sung ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 401~414
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.401
In an attempt to evaluate licorice quality based on its biological activity, we grafted an on-line high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) bioassay method into the previously established HPLC analysis method. The common antioxidant peaks in licorices of various origin were observed through an on-line HPLC/DPPH system leading to a decrease in absorbance at 517 nm for 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH). Among them, the licorice from Youngju possessed the highest activity. Therefore, three active standard compounds from the dehydroglyasperin C, dehydroglyasperin D, and isoangustone A, were isolated and elucidated by medium pressure liquid chromatography (MPLC) and instrumental analysis such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), respectively. On-line HPLC/ABTS analysis method with the simultaneous determination of three standard compounds and their radical scavenging activity was established for the quality evaluation of licorices. 2,2`-azinobis-3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid radicals (ABTS) which is stable and effective was used in replace of DPPH. The radical scavenging activity of three standards is compared with that of Trolox, known as antioxidant, showing a negative peak with a decrease in absorbance at 734 nm for ABTS. This on-line HPLC/ABTS analysis method was validated for specificity, linearity, precision and accuracy in compliance with international conference on harmonization (ICH) guideline.
Anti-Toxoplasmosis Effect of the Halophyte Suaeda maritime
Hong, Sunhwa ; Lee, Hyun-A ; Lee, Yun-Seong ; Kim, Dong-Woo ; Jeong, Jae-Hyeok ; Kim, Tae-Wan ; Kim, Okjin ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 415~420
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.415
Toxoplasmosis is an important cause of foodborne, inflammatory illnesses, as well as congenital abnormalities. Currently available therapies are ineffective for persistent chronic disease and congenital toxoplasmosis or have severe side effects which may result in life-threatening complications. There is an urgent need for safe and effective therapies to eliminate or treat this cosmopolitan infectious disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro anti-Toxoplasma activities of Suaeda maritime, one of the halophytes, using tachyzoit of T. gondii RH strain infected HeLa cells. As the results, the selectivity of Suaeda maritime extract was 6.63, which was higher than Sulfadiazine selectivity (2.06). Also, we perfomed the cell proliferation inhibition test and the morphological study to evaluate the anti-T. gondii activity of Suaeda maritime extract with HeLa cells. As the results, the inhibition rate of the Suaeda maritime extract was high inhibition rate. This indicates that the Suaeda maritime extract may be used for new anti-T. gondii agent.
Peucedanum japonicum Thunberg Leaf Alleviates the Symptoms of Dextran Sulfate Sodium Induced Ulcerative Colitis in Mice
Jung, Ho-Kyung ; Jung, Won-Seok ; Ahn, Byung-Kwan ; Kang, Byoung-Man ; Yeo, Jun-Hwan ; Cha, Seon-Woo ; Park, Chun-Geon ; Cho, Jung-Hee ; Cho, Hyun-Woo ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 421~428
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.421
In general, Reucedani Radix (Peucedanum japonicum Thunbergis: PJ) is the Korean traditional herbal medicine used to remove dampness, to relieve pain, and spasm. So, PJ folium is believed to have the same effects. The aim of this study is to investigate the alleviation of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) induced ulcerative colitis in mice by PJ folium. 25 mice were divided into 5 groups: normal, DSS, DSS + 100 mg/kg PJ folium (PJ100), DSS + 500 mg/kg PJ folium (PJ500), and DSS + 150 mg/kg 5-amino salicylic acid (5-ASA) groups. Body weights, colon lengths, histological changes in colon tissue, and spleen weights were observed. Inflammatory cytokines such as IL-
, IL-6, and TNF-
level in plasma were measured by ELISA. IL-
, IL-6, and TNF-a mRNA expression in colon tissue were detected by RT-PCR. In the results, body weight lose was inhibited in PJ100, PJ500, and 5-ASA groups, but it was not different compared with DSS group, significantly. PJ500 group showed the preventive effects of colon length shorten and histological changes in colon tissues as good as 5-ASA group. The weight of spleen was increased in DSS group but it reduced in PJ100, PJ500, and 5-ASA groups. Moreover, IL-
cytokine levels in plasma were reduced in PJ500 and 5-ASA groups. IL-
, IL-6, and TNF-a mRNA expression in colon tissue were inhibited in PJ100, PJ500, and 5-ASA groups and it was significantly different compared with DSS group. In conclusion, PJ folium showed the alleviative effect on DSS induced ulcerative colitis in mice.
The Effect on Anti-oxidative Activity and Increasing Extraction Yield of Aralia elata Cortex by Gamma Irradiation
Park, Hye-Jin ; Cho, Young-Je ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 429~438
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.429
This study was designed to investigate the effects on anti-oxidative activities and increasing extraction yield of Aralia elata Cortex by gamma irradiation. Electron spin resonance (ESR) analysis as physical techniques for irradiation identification of Aralia elata showed that a pair of peak appeared on a space of 6.0 mT at the left and right of symmetric unspecific central ESR spectrums, confirming that the plant was gamma-irradiated. The optimum extracting conditions for preparing gamma irradiated samples from Aralia elata Cortex were to extract with 50% ethanol for 15 hrs after 10 kGy irradiation. DPPH scavenging activity and ABTS radical cation inhibitory activity of the water and 50% ethanol extracts from non irradiated and irradiated Aralia elata Cortex was very high as over 80% and 98%, respectively, at tested low concentration of
. Antioxidant protection factor (PF) as anti-oxidation indicator of lipophilic compounds showed a very high level of activity as 2.18~2.78 PF. As for TBARs, water and ethanol extracts showed high level. Increase of TBARs inhibitory activity of water extracts was not shown by gamma-ray irradiation but ethanol extracts showed slight increasement of TBARs inhibitory activity with 10 kGy gamma-ray irradiation. These results shown confirmed increasement of extraction yield for phenolic compounds and anti-oxidative activity from Aralia elata. Thus, the treatment of gamma-irradiation can be used a way to amplify a solubility for biological active compounds and anti-oxidative activity in plants.
Anti-inflammatory Effect of Castanopsis cuspidata Extracts in Murine Macrophage RAW 264.7 Cells
Ko, Yeong-Jong ; Song, Sang Mok ; Hyun, Woo-Chol ; Yang, Soo-Kyung ; Song, Chang-Khil ; Lee, Dong-Sun ; Yoon, Weon-Jong ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 439~446
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.439
This study describes a preliminary evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activity of Castanopsis cuspidata extracts. C. cuspidata was extracted using 80% ethanol and then fractionated sequentially with n-hexane, dichloromethane, ethylacetate, and butanol. To screen for anti-inflammatory agents effectively, we first examined the inhibitory effect of the C. cuspidata extracts on the production of pro-inflammatory factors and cytokines stimulated with lipopolysaccharide. In addition, we examined the inhibitory effect of C. cuspidata extracts on pro-inflammatory mediators (NO, iNOS, COX-2) in murine macrophage RAW 264.7 cells. The amounts of protein levels were determined by immunoblotting. Of the sequential solvent fractions of C. cuspidata, the n-hexane, dichloromethane and ethylacetate fractions inhibited the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-
and IL-6), production of NO, and the protein level of iNOS and COX-2. These results suggest that C. cuspidata may have significant effects on inflammatory factors and may be provided as a possible anti-inflammatory therapeutic plant.
Floristic Study of Daebudo Island
Lim, Yongseok ; Yoo, Kwang-Pil ; The Korean Society of Plant Parataxonomists ; Hyun, Jin-Oh ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 447~476
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.447
We have investigated the flora of Daebudo Island in Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do and Seonjaedo Island in Ongjin-gun, Incheon. Thirty-three separate field trips were carried out from March 2012 to October 2013. As a result, 518 taxa including 103 families, 316 genera, 451 species, 9 subspecies, 56 varieties and 16 forms were identified. Among them, a plant protected by the wildlife protection law, 7 Korean endemic plants and 5 threatened plants by National Arboretum and National Institute of Biological Resources were included. The floristic indicator plants were 38 taxa including 3 taxa of grade V, 4 taxa of grade IV, 4 taxa of grade III, 10 taxa of grade II and 17 taxa of grade I. Sixty-seven naturalized plants with naturalization rates of 12.9% were also found.
The Flora of Vascular Plants in Mt. Galjeongok-bong Protected Area for Forest Genetic Resource Conservation, Baekdudaegan, Korea
Byeon, Jun Gi ; Oh, Seung Hwan ; Lee, Kyu Song ; Yun, Ju Eun ; Jang, Jeong Won ; Jeong, Jong Bin ; Yang, Jong Cheol ; Kim, Hyuk Jin ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 477~484
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.477
This study was carried out to investigate the vascular plants of the Mt. Galjeongok-bong (1204 m) Protected Area for Forest Genetic Resource Conservation. The vascular plants collected 12 times (from March 2007 to October 2012) were consisted of total 385 taxa; 82 families, 232 genera, 335 species, 4 subspecies, 43 varieties and 3 forms respectively. Among them, 9 taxa Korean endemic plants and 21 taxa of Korean rare plants were investigated in addition to 89 taxa of specially designated plants announced by the Ministry of Environment. The naturalized plants were 9 taxa, therefore naturalized ratio was 2.3%. 385 taxa listed consists of 152 taxa (39.5%) of edible plants, 123 taxa (31.9%) of medicinal plants, 120 taxa (31.2%) of pasture plants, 52 taxa (13.5%) of ornamental plants, 16 taxa (4.2%) of timber plants, 4 taxa (1.0%) of fiber plants and 3 taxa (0.8%) of industrial plants.
Distribution Characteristics of Vascular Plants in Oenarodo Island (Goheung, Jeollanam-do)
Hwang, Hee-Suk ; Jung, Su Young ; Jang, Jeong Won ; Yang, Jong Cheol ; Chang, Kae Sun ; Oh, Seung Hwan ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 485~500
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.485
This study was carried out to inventory the vascular plant flora in Oenarodo Island, Jeollanam-do, South Korea in 2011. The vascular plants collected from the survey sites consisted of 574 taxa in total; 7 forms, 62 varieties, 2 subspecies, 503 species, 342 genera and 117 families. Among them, 8 taxa of Korean rare plants were found distributed in the sites, including Peucedanum hakuunense Nakai, Cymbidium macrorrhizum Lindl. and Bupleurum falcatum L. 6 taxa of Korean endemic plants such as Hepatica insularis Nakai and Carex okamotoi Ohwi were collected. In addition 101 notable taxa designated by the Ministry of Environment were collected as well. 46 taxa of naturalized plants, such as Paspalum distichum var. indutum Shinners and Veronica hederaefolia L. were recognized widely distributed in the sites.
A Floristic Study of Mt. Myeonsan·Myobong (Taebaek-si, Samcheok-si, Bonghwa-gun) in Korea
Nam, Bo Mi ; Jeong, Seon ; Kim, Min Geun ; Chung, Gyu Young ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 501~517
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.501
This study was carried out to elucidate the distribution of vascular plants and their usefulness of Mt. Myeonsan (1,245 m) and Myobong (1,168 m) in Gangwon-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do. The vascular plants that were collected 15 times from April 2012 to October 2013 consisted a total of 551 taxa; 96 families, 314 genera, 489 species, 3 subspecies, 54 varieties and 6 forms. The plants that are specially noteworthy are 17 taxa of Korean endemic plants, 2 taxa of Critical Endangered Species (CR), 3 taxa of Endangered Species (EN) and 12 taxa of Vulnerable Species (VU) in rare plants as categorized by the Korean Forest Service. Furthermore, V, IV, III degrees of floristic regional indicator plants as categorized by the Korean Ministry of Environment included 2 taxa, 22 taxa and 26 taxa, respectively. Among them, edible, pasture, medicinal, ornamental, timber, dye, fiber, industrial and unknown usefulness plants included 215 taxa, 184 taxa, 163 taxa, 59 taxa, 17 taxa, 6 taxa, 5 taxa, 5 taxa and 138 taxa, respectively. In addition, 25 taxa of naturalized plants were observed.
Floristic Study of Daeheuksando in Korea
Jang, Chang-Seok ; Yang, Sun-Gyu ; Jang, Hyun-Do ; Lee, Ro-Young ; Park, Min-Su ; Kim, Ki-Hong ; Oh, Byoung-Un ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 518~533
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.518
The flora in the region of Daeheuksando (
) was surveyed from June 2010 to October 2011. The vascular plants from 22 field surveys were revealed to total of 496 taxa: 113 families, 316 genera, 446 species, four subspecies, 43 varieties and three forms. 124 taxa were the first records from this region. This field study discovered significant plants in various categories. Korean endemic plants numbered 7 taxa, and 6 taxa designated by Korean Forest Service as rare plants were investigated in this region. The taxa in the category II of rare and endangered plants and higher than the third degree among the floristic regional indicator plants designated by Korean Ministry of Environment were one taxon and 47 taxa, respectively. Especially, it was proved that Spiraea chartacea, Hosta yingeri, Hemerocallis hongdoensis and Saussurea polylepis were endemic to Heuksan-myeon including Daeheuksando in Korean peninsular. In addition, the naturalized plants of 46 taxa were recorded.
Several Factors Affecting Seed Germination of Hydrangea petiolaris Siebold & Zucc.
Cho, Ju Sung ; Jeong, Jeong Hak ; Kim, Soo Young ; Lee, Joo Young ; Lee, Cheol Hee ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 534~539
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.534
This study was carried out to establish seed propagation method of Hydrangea petiolaris Siebold & Zucc., one of the specific and protected plant species for the floral region. Seed size ranged
, weight of thousand seeds was
. Observation of seed morphology characters showed wrinkled surface and elliptical shape, indicating amber color and fine seeds. Moisture contents of seeds, increased rapidly by water-soaking treatment, recording maximum moisture contents (31.9%) after 48 hours. Percent germination of seeds was higher under the light than dark condition. Seed germination was the best at
under the light condition (78.0%) among temperature and light conditions treated. Percent germination, germination energy and
was greatly improved by soaking in
solutions for 48 hours. Especially,
treatment resulted in the highest germination rate as 90.0% and above.
In Vitro Micropropagation of Polygonatum odoratum cv. Gungangbeaksea
Kim, Man Bae ; Park, Chun Geun ; Yi, Sookyi ; Han, Bong Hee ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 540~545
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.540
The Polygonatum odoratum cv. Gungangbeaksea, bred in Gyeongsangnam-Do Agricutural Research & Extension Service, was cultured in vitro for micropropagate rapidly through the culture of rhizome explants (
explants of adventitious multi-bud clusters (AMC), obtained through the culture of rhizome explants (MS + 3.0 mg/L BA) were cultured on MS media with BA and TDZ. The shoot multiplication was favorable on the MS medium containing 3.0 mg/L TDZ with 2.8 in shoot number. But the formation of AMC was low in all media tested. The explants of AMC were cultured on MS media containing 1.0~5.0 mg/L TDZ and NAA to multiplicate AMC more. The formation of AMC was a little more stimulated on combined MS media of TDZ and NAA, than that with TDZ alone. The multiplication of shoots and AMC was favorable on MS media with 3.0 mg/L TDZ and 5.0 mg/L NAA, and 5.0 mg/L TDZ and 3.0 mg/L NAA. As the concentration of MS salts increased, the formation of AMC was decreased. But the formation of AMC was more stimulated, as the concentration of sucrose increased to 7%. Therefore, the multiplication of shoots and AMC was suitable on media containing 3.0~5.0 mg/L TDZ and NAA, and 7% of sucrose. The explants of AMC were rooted on media with 3.0 mg/L IBA, or 2.0 mg/L NAA with more than 80% in rooting ratio. The plantlets were treated at
for 8 weeks, and cultured ex vitro for 8 weeks. The survival ratio of plantlets were 100% in vermiculite, and the mixed soil with perlite 1 volumn and vermiculite 1 volumn.
Evaluation for Soil Moisture Stabilization and Plant Growth Response in Horizontal Biofiltration System Depending on Wind Speed and Initial Soil Moisture
Choi, Bom ; Chun, Man Young ; Lee, Chang Hee ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 546~555
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.546
The final aim of this study is to develop a biofiltration system integrated with plant vegetation for improving indoor air quality effectively depending on indoor space and characteristics. However, to approach this final goal, several requirements such as constant pressure drops (PDs) and soil moisture contents (SMCs), which influence the capacity design for a proper ventilation rate of biofiltration system, should be satisfied. Thus, this fundamental experiment was carried out to adjust a proper wind speed and to ensure a stabilization of initial SMCs within biofilter for uniform distribution of SMCs and PDs, and for normal plant growth, especially avoiding root stress by wind. Therefore, we designed horizontal biofliter models and manufactured them, and then calculated the ventilation rate, air residence time, and air-liquid ration based on the biofilter depending on three levels of wind speed (1, 2, and
). The relative humidity (RH) and PD of the humidified air coming out through the soil within the biofilter, and SMC of the soil and plant growth parameters of lettuce and duffy fern grown within biofilter were measured depending on the three levels of wind speed. As a result of wind speed test,
was suitable to keep up a proper RH, SMC, and plant growth. Thus, the next experiment was set up to be two levels of initial SMCs (low and high initial SMC, 18.5 and 28.7%) within each biofilter operated and a non-biofiltered control (initial SMC, 29.7%) on the same wind speed (
), and measured on the RH and PD of the air coming out through the soil within the biofilter, and SMC of the soil and plant growth parameters of Humata tyermani grown within biofilter. This result was similar to the first results on RHs, SMCs, and PDs keeping up with constant levels, and three SMCs did not show any significant difference on plant growth parameters. However, two biofiltered SMCs enhanced dry weights of the plants slightly than non-biofiltered SMC. Thus, the stability of this biofiler system keeping up major physical factors (SMC and PD) deserved to be adopted for designing an advanced integrated biofilter model in the near future.
Analysis of Ecotype, Growth and Development, Yield and Feed Value of Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) Genetic Resources
Kang, Chan-Ho ; Yoo, Young-Jin ; Choi, Kyu-Hwan ; Kim, Hyo-Jin ; Shin, Yong-Kyu ; Lee, Gong-Jun ; Ko, Do-Young ; Song, Young-Ju ; Kim, Chung-Kon ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 556~566
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.556
In this study, we collected 29 Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) genetic resources from 10 countries to confirm the possibility of the introduction into Korea. The Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) has the broad industrial use like feed and the 5 times more strong
absorption capacity compared to general plant. So recently it is considered as a good industrial source. We analyzed ecotype, growth and development, yield and feed value of collected resources. They were divided into 3 groups depending on flowering time, early maturing type blooming in early July, mid-late maturing type blooming from end of August to early September and late maturing type blooming in end of October. Early maturing type could get fruitful seed but dropped yield (average 7,895 kg/10a) and late maturing type could get high yield (average 12,572 kg/10a) but deletion. The other side mid-late maturing type could get yield over a certain level (average 11,207 kg/10a) and fruitful seed was ensured. The yields analyzed by resources indicated that K12 (Hongma 300) collected in China, K25 from India, K22 from Russia and K21 (Khonkaen 60) variety from China were more than 13,500 kg per 10a. Feed value of early maturing type had inclined to more better than other types, but like dry digestible matter (DDM) and dry matter intake (DMI) of some late maturing types like K12, K21, K22 which had a high yielding ability were more better than that of early maturing types`. So relative feed value (RFV) which considered comprehensive item for feed value were indicated K21 was 102.5, K12 was 116.2 and K22 was 120.2. `Jangdae` the variety developed in Korea which could complement of other types` had a good quality for yield 10,975 kg/10a and 12.5% crude protein content and 101.9 of the relative feed value. So we need to be taken power to collection of mid-late maturing types resources.
Resveratrol Suppresses CD4
T Cell Activation and Differentiation in vitro
Seo, Dong-Won ; Yi, Young-Joo ; Lee, Sang-Myeong ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 567~575
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.567
Resveratrol is a naturally occurring stilbene which is safe and well-described compound with a potent anti-inflammatory activity. Recent studies suggested that resveratrol suppressed various inflammation mediated diseases such as asthma, chronic colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes. These studies indicated that resveratrol might directly modulate
helper T cells (Th cells)-mediated immune responses. However, it is not fully elucidated whether resveratrol directly regulates
Th cell activation and differentiation. In the present study,
Th cells were purified from C57BL/6 and treated with various concentrations of resveratrol. We found that resveratrol directly suppressed
Th cells activation, leading to a defect in T cell proliferation. When
Th cells were treated with resveratrol, cytokine production was also significantly reduced in a dose dependent manner. In accordance with these results, resveratrol even inhibited
Th cells differentiation into Th1, Th2 or Th17, which produces IFN-
, IL-4 or IL-17 respectively. We also found that resveratrol could induce apoptosis of
T cells at a high concentration. Our data demonstrated that resveratrol inhibited directly
Th cells activation and differentiation. It suggests that resveratrol could be an efficient therapeutic strategy for autoimmune diseases in which
Th cells play a critical role.
The Distribution of Vascular Plants Recorded in the Hangul Tripitaka
Park, Hee-Jun ; Paik, Weon-Ki ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 576~587
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.576
The purpose of this research is to classify various plants written in the Korean Buddhist scriptures and assign scientific name to them in accordance with the Hangul Tripitaca as standard scriptures, thereby establishing the foundation of the plants in Buddhist scriptures. As a natural resource, we also assessed the value of the plants written in the Buddhist scriptures that distributed from other countries. To this end, we inferred the route of introduction to Korea of the plants and investigated their function and usage. Taxonomic classification of the plants written in Buddhist scriptures identified a total of 331 taxa belonging to 107 families, 244 genera, 313 species, 1 subspecies, 16 varieties, 1 forms. Species composition of the 331 taxa of plants consisted of two taxa of pteridophyte, 15 taxa of gymnosperm, 261 taxa of dicotyledon, and 53 taxa of monocotyledon. Among them, 183 and 148 were woody and herbaceous plants, respectively. Analysis of the distribution of 331 kinds of plants that India`s portion of origin of place is 8.9% which holds a low rank compared with those of Korea (10.5%), China (10.9%), and Japan (10.0%). This explains why many taxa of plants distributed from the three countries appeared in the Hangul Tripitaca. Accordingly, we hypothesized that the majority of the plants were added and replaced at some point in past while Buddhist scriptures were propagated from India to China and from China to Korea. Our analysis indicated that 119 out of the 331 taxa (36 %) were distributed from Korea.
Breeding of a New Saxifraga fortunei Cutivar (Hybrid) `Whitegreen` with Light Green and White Colored Petals as a Pot Flower
Suh, Jong-Taek ; Hong, Su-Young ; Yoo, Dong-Lim ;
Korean Journal of Plant Resources, volume 27, issue 5, 2014, Pages 588~592
DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2014.27.5.588
A new Saxifraga fortunei cultivar `Whitegreen` was bred by crossing between `Daewoojoo` with Pale Green (Y-G145-C) colored petals and `Kwanglim` with light Yellow green (Y-G145A) colored petals. The selection and flower characterization were conducted from 2004 to 2008 in greenhouse of Highland Agriculture Research Center, NICS, RDA. Flowering in `Whitegreen` Showed from September 20 th for 33 days. The number of petals were 11.4 ea., with a width of 1.4 cm and length of 1.4 cm. The plant height was 20.7 cm, and number of leaves per plant was 48.3 ea., with a width of 3.4 cm and length of 3.0 cm. `Whitegreen` cultivar can be used as a pot flower. `Whitegreen` plants grown under 50% shade of sunlight have higher degree of acclimation compared to those under direct sunlight. And soft rot disease would occur usually by over-irrigation. `Whitegreen` cultivar was registered as a novel variety with No. 3456 in Korea seed and variety service on April 2011.