Brian welcomes Julia Brose, graduate student at Michigan State University and lead author of the study “The Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom) Genome: A resource for data-mining potent pharmaceuticals that impact human health”. She’s joined by Dr. Robin Buell, MSU Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology, who co-authored the study.
We talk about the Rubiaceae family of plants, the process of studying the kratom genome, and plant genetics in general.
Study summarized: https://www.kratomscience.com/2021/03/10/kratom-genome-published/
Brose, J., Lau, K. H., Dang, T., Hamilton, J. P., Martins, L., Hamberger, B., Hamberger, B., Jiang, J., O’Connor, S. E., & Buell, C. R. (2021). The Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom) Genome: A resource for data-mining potent pharmaceuticals that impact human health. G3 (Bethesda, Md.), jkab058. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/g3journal/jkab058
Full Text (abstract with link to PDF download): https://academic.oup.com/g3journal/advance-article/doi/10.1093/g3journal/jkab058/6156838
Music: Risey, “Memories of Thailand”
The Kratom Science Podcast is written and produced by Brian Gallagher for KratomScience.com