Research Progress

Plastome sequencing reveals phylogenetic relationships among Comastoma and related taxa (Gentianaceae) from the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau

Genus Comastoma (subt. Swertiinae, Gentianaceae) contains species, such as “Zangyinchen,” that are important herbs in Tibetan medicine. The phylogenetic relationship of this within Gentianaceae and the circumscripti...

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Structure and immunomodulatory activity of a water-soluble α-glucan from Hirsutella sinensis mycelia

Hirsutella sinensis, the anamorph of Ophiocordyceps sinensis (syn. Cordyceps sinensis), is a great substitute for precious and rare wild Cordyceps sinensis to effectively treat a variety of lung and kidney diseases. ...

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Comparative metabolomics reveals that Agaricus bisporus fairy ring modulates the growth of alpine meadow plant on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

The fairy ring is an ecological phenomenon that consists of a visible green ring composed of mushroom fruiting bodies and a green plant stimulating zone. Agaricus bisporus fairy ring stimulates the growth of alpine me...

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Alkaloids and phenolics identification in fruit of Nitraria tangutorum Bobr. by UPLC-Q-TOF-MS/MS and their a-glucosidase inhibitory effects in vivo and in vitro

Nitraria tangutorum Bobr. (NTB), mainly distributed in the Qaidam Basin of Tibetan Plateau, have high economic, ecological and medicinal value. The chemical compositions in the NTB fruits were tentatively analyzed and...

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Surviving winter on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Pikas suppress energy demands and exploit yak feces to survive winter

The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, with low precipitation, low oxygen partial pressure, and temperatures routinely dropping below -30 °C in winter, presents several physiological challenges to its fauna. Yet it is home to ...

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