Growing Xi Shu and extracting an anti-cancer drug (Camptothecin)

Summary

To propoagate and grow a plot of Chinese happy trees (Xi shu or Campotheca acuminata) To devise methods for the regular harvesting of the young frowth To develop a process for the extraction of campothecin from the plant material

Program

New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation

Objective Summary

To propoagate and grow a plot of Chinese happy trees (Xi shu or Campotheca acuminata) To devise methods for the regular harvesting of the young frowth To develop a process for the extraction of campothecin from the plant material

Project Code

PRJ-000841

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Monday, June 4, 2007

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews

Contact

Related publications

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Growing the Chinese Happy Tree (Xi Shu) in Australia