Differences in healing effects of some trees: effects of genes and growing environment

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 15:12 -- Tracy Wysote
TitleDifferences in healing effects of some trees: effects of genes and growing environment
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBailie A
KeywordsAnti Diabetic Plant Project, traditional knowledge
Abstract

This is a plain-language version of the summary of Anna Bailie’s thesis, titled “Phytogeography, genetic variation and antioxidant properties of Sorbus ssp. (Mushkuminanatikw) in the James Bay Cree territory of Quebec.”

The goal of Anna’s work was to look at how genes and the growing environment affect the ingredients in two related trees—showy mountain ash and American mountain ash. In turn, this work will help address a much broader question: How and why do plants develop ingredients that are healing for humans?

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