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Article|23 Mar 2022|OPEN
1 K Medicinal Plant Genome Database: an integrated database combining genomes and metabolites of medicinal plants
Xiaojun Su1,2,5 ,† , Lulu Yang2,3,5 and Dongliang Wang2 , Ziqiang Shu2 , Yicheng Yang2 , Shilin Chen4 , , Chi Song,1,2,4 ,
1Innovative Institute of Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 611137 Chengdu, Sichuan, China
2Wuhan Benagen Technology Company Limited, 430070 Wuhan, Hubei, China
3Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Shenzhen University Health Sciences Center, 1066 Xueyuan Avenue, 518060 Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
4China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, 100070 Beijing, China
5Co-first authors
*Corresponding author. E-mail:,
Xiaojun Su contributed equally to the study.

Horticulture Research 9,
Article number: uhac075 (2022)
Views: 341

Received: 01 Jan 2022
Accepted: 16 Mar 2022
Published online: 23 Mar 2022


Dear Editor,

Medicinal plants are composed of complex natural compounds with diverse medicinal applications, which makes them crucial resources for drug research. Since the genome of the medicinal plant Ricinus communis was first reported in 2010 [1], various medicinal plants have been sequenced and analyzed, including chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum nankingense) [2], Chinese goldthread (Coptis chinensis) [3], Aristolochia fimbriata [4], and Taxus species [57]. Many genomic data of medicinal plants are being publicly published [8]. However, there is a lack of a comprehensive database containing the genomes and secondary metabolites of medicinal plants, which will facilitate research on herbal medicine.