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Unique identifier OMICS_28530
Alternative name Medicinal Materials DNA Barcode Database
Restrictions to use None
Database management system MySQL
Community driven No
Data access Browse
User data submission Allowed
Maintained No


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Publication for Medicinal Materials DNA Barcode Database

MMDBD citations


Review: DNA Barcoding and Chromatography Fingerprints for the Authentication of Botanicals in Herbal Medicinal Products

PMCID: 5425840
PMID: 28536641
DOI: 10.1155/2017/1352948

[…] 4 []. GenBank contains BLAST (basic local alignment search tool) algorithm [] through which an unknown (query) DNA sequence can be rapidly and accurately compared with known (reference) sequence. (3) MMDBD (Medicinal Materials DNA Barcode Database). This is a database which mostly contained DNA sequence and information on medicinal plants listed in both Chinese and American pharmacopeia. Presently […]


Barcoding Melting Curve Analysis for Rapid, Sensitive, and Discriminating Authentication of Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) from Its Adulterants

Biomed Res Int
PMCID: 4274822
PMID: 25548775
DOI: 10.1155/2014/809037

[…] the T m. Therefore, the T m could be predicted by the analysis sequence from public databases, such as NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information), BOLD (Barcode of Life Data System) [], or MMDBD (Medicinal Materials DNA Barcode Database) []. We obtained the trnL-F, trnH-psbA, rbcL, matK, and ITS2 barcode sequences for saffron and its adulterants from public databases. We then aligned an […]


Deep Sequencing of Plant and Animal DNA Contained within Traditional Chinese Medicines Reveals Legality Issues and Health Safety Concerns

PLoS Genet
PMCID: 3325194
PMID: 22511890
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002657

[…] t is clear from the plant assignments of the HTS data is that better reference databases involving multiple genes (such as: trnL, rbcL, ITS and matK) are required to improve the species assignment. A medicinal materials DNA barcode database (MMDBD) is currently being generated and compiled to include thousands of DNA reference sequences for these and other genes covering species of plants, animals […]


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MMDBD institution(s)
Department of Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China; Institute of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China; School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
MMDBD funding source(s)
Supported by the Strategic Investments Scheme Fund (Scheme A) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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