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Sourcing of elite American ginseng plant materials by micropropagation technology and hydroponics

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is classified as Special Concern in Ontario. Overharvesting and loss of habitat have decreased the availability of wild goldenseal. The status of this species is consistent with the definition of status under the Endangered Species Act, 2007. To develop the convergence of plant tissue culture technique and hydroponics is one of the best methods for the sustainable production.

Innovative Technology

Development of in-vitro technology using tissue-culture for propagation and indoor hydroponics to cultivate high quality goldenseal lines for breeding improvement and to help meet the increased global demand for its bioactive compounds and extracts.

Innovative Technology

Innovative Technology

Induction of multiple shoots

Step 1.

Cloning of goldenseal using plant tissue culture

New roots induced in sandy soil

Step 2.

Acclimatization via sterilized sandy soil

Tissue Culture of Goldenseal

Indoor Hydroponic System

To develop technology to sustainably produce high quality goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) for the global markets.

Standardized: consistent in desirable phytochemical content

Safe: free of contaminants pursuing a zero-tolerance

Smart: applicable to innovative field cultivation practices

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