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Historical and experimental evidence for enhanced concentration of artemesinin, a global anti-malarial treatment, with recent and projected increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide

Zhu, Chaodong; Zeng, Q; McMichael, Anthony; Ebi, Kristie; Ni, K; Khan, A S; Zhu, J; Liu, G; Zhang, Xi; Cheng, Lei; Ziska, L


Although the role of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration [CO<inf>2</inf>] on plant growth and fecundity is widely acknowledged as important within the scientific community; less research is available regarding the impact of [CO<inf>2</inf>] on secondary plant compounds, even though such compounds can play a significant role in human health. At present, Artemisia annua, an annual plant species native to China, is widely recognized as the primary source of artemesinin used in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Climatic Change
DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1421-3


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