Roles of Plant-Associated Microbiota in Traditional Herbal Medicine

Weijuan Huang, Chunlin Long, Eric Lam

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The microbiome of medicinal plants may directly impact the metabolome of the host, and thus could influence the efficacy of herbal medicine. We advocate a herb for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Salvia miltiorrhiza, as a prime model system to study how microbes may interact with medicinal plants to modify phytochemical production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science


  • microbiome
  • quality control
  • secondary metabolites
  • traditional herbal medicine

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