Faculty Advisor

Weathers, Pamela

Abstract

The anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, production can be maximized by ratooning, a cropping practice of reharvesting shoots 2-3 times from the same roots. This project showed that increasing the amount and type of nitrogen applied to plants increased artemisinin yields in subsequent ratoon crops. This is a low cost method for increasing yields of an important drug needed to treat malaria in developing countries.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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