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Pelargonium – its medical use and science

In this episode you will learn

  • Which pelargoniums are the most widely used source for pharmaceuticals
  • How fire can stimulate (Pelargonium) seed germination
  • How Pelargoniums can be cultured on lab-scale and what hairy roots are
  • How plant science inspires cultivation as an alternative access source to pharmaceuticals from Pelargonium sidoides
  • How metabolite production in plants can be affected by their cultivation

In a very pleasant and captivating interview with professor Nox Makunga, plant molecular biologist at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, we take you on a journey to the cape of South Africa and Nox Makunga’s research lab.

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