What every chemist should know about plant names

Roy Erkens*

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Chemists screen plants for their constituents on a daily basis, and the data gathered is of importance to a wide range of fields such as medicine, evolutionary biology and ecology. However, the use of this data is sometimes impeded by incorrect citation of the species names. In this Viewpoint, I explain why chemists should be aware of the essentials of plant naming, and describe some easy quality checks that
can be performed to avoid errors being perpetuated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-14
Number of pages4
JournalNatural Product Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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