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Challenges in developing medicinal plant databases for sharing ethnopharmacological knowledge

Auteur: 
Sanjoy Singh Ningthoujam, Anupam Das Talukdar, Kumar Singh Potsangbam, Manabendra Dutta Choudhury
Jaar: 
2012
Artikel Volume: 
141
Artikel pagina's: 
9-32
Artikel type: 
Journal Article
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Major research contributions in ethnopharmacology have generated vast amount of data associated with medicinal plants. Computerized databases facilitate data management and analysis making coherent information available to researchers, planners and other users. Web-based databases also facilitate knowledge transmission and feed the circle of information exchange between the ethnopharmacological studies and public audience. However, despite the development of many medicinal plant databases, a lack of uniformity is still discernible. Therefore, it calls for defining a common standard to achieve the common objectives of ethnopharmacology.

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