AJAC  Vol.6 No.5 , April 2015
Discrimination of Wild-Grown and Cultivated Ganoderma lucidum by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometric Methods
Abstract: Wild-grown Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum), a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, is highly cherished and expensive for its medicinal efficiency. This study targets the development of an accurate and effective analytical method to distinguish wild-grown G. lucidum from cultivated ones, which are of essential importance for the quality assurance and estimation of its medicinal value. Furthermore, different parts of G. lucidum have been studied to examine the differences between wild-grown and cultivated ones. Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) diffuse reflectance spectroscopy combined with the appropriate chemometric method has been proven to be a rapid and powerful tool for discrimination of wild-grown and cultivated G. lucidum with classification accuracy of 98%. The informative spectral absorption bands for discrimination emphasized by the linear diagnostic rule have provided quantitative interpretations of the chemical constituents of wild-grown G. lucidum regarding its anticancer effects.
Cite this paper: Zhu, Y. and Tan, A. (2015) Discrimination of Wild-Grown and Cultivated Ganoderma lucidum by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometric Methods. American Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 6, 480-491. doi: 10.4236/ajac.2015.65047.

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