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Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants: problems, progress, and prospects

Overview of attention for article published in Chinese Medicine, July 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 289)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)

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39 news outlets
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3 blogs
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4 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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69 Dimensions

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Title
Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants: problems, progress, and prospects
Published in
Chinese Medicine, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13020-016-0108-7
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shi-Lin Chen, Hua Yu, Hong-Mei Luo, Qiong Wu, Chun-Fang Li, André Steinmetz

Abstract

Medicinal plants are globally valuable sources of herbal products, and they are disappearing at a high speed. This article reviews global trends, developments and prospects for the strategies and methodologies concerning the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plant resources to provide a reliable reference for the conservation and sustainable use of medicinal plants. We emphasized that both conservation strategies (e.g. in situ and ex situ conservation and cultivation practices) and resource management (e.g. good agricultural practices and sustainable use solutions) should be adequately taken into account for the sustainable use of medicinal plant resources. We recommend that biotechnical approaches (e.g. tissue culture, micropropagation, synthetic seed technology, and molecular marker-based approaches) should be applied to improve yield and modify the potency of medicinal plants.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Kenya 1 <1%
Mauritius 1 <1%
Unknown 266 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 19%
Student > Bachelor 45 17%
Student > Master 41 15%
Researcher 24 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 18 7%
Other 45 17%
Unknown 45 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 84 31%
Environmental Science 25 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 18 7%
Chemistry 12 4%
Other 46 17%
Unknown 58 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 339. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2018.
All research outputs
#33,575
of 13,511,578 outputs
Outputs from Chinese Medicine
#1
of 289 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,499
of 264,390 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Chinese Medicine
#1
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