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DNA identification of Salvia divinorum samples.
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PMID:  22578875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Salvia divinorum (diviner's sage) is a plant in the mint family that produces an hallucinogenic compound, salvinorin A. The plant is used, often by chewing or smoking, as a "recreational" drug source and is regulated or banned in several states and countries. We describe a simple DNA technique, polymerase chain reaction of the ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase large subunit (rbcL) gene, that can distinguish S. divinorum leaf pieces from pieces of tobacco or cannabis. We have also found DNA sequences adjacent to the chloroplast leucine transfer RNA (trnL) gene that are specific to S. divinorum and distinguish it from other horticulturally popular Salvia species. We report some significant differences between the S. divinorum trnL sequences we determined and those now published in GenBank.
Terence M Murphy; Gurpreet Bola
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international. Genetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-0326     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101317016     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int Genet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Plant Biology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
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