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Generation of the potent anti-malarial drug artemisinin in tobacco

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Figure 1: The pathway and constructs for engineering artemisinin production in tobacco.
Figure 2: Production of artemisinin in engineered tobacco plants.


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We thank I. Kaye for his support and assistance. This work was partially funded by the Israel Science Foundation grant nos. 269/09 and 432/10, F.I.R.S.T. 432/10 and BARD grant no. US-4322-10. A.V. is an incumbent of the Wolfson Chair in Floriculture.

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Farhi, M., Marhevka, E., Ben-Ari, J. et al. Generation of the potent anti-malarial drug artemisinin in tobacco. Nat Biotechnol 29, 1072–1074 (2011).

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