Project's information

Project's title Development of medicinal plant Morinda officinalis in Hiep Duc, Quang Nam for pharmaceutical processing and functional foods
Project’s code VAST.SXTN.06 / 17-19
Research hosting institution Institute of Biotechnology
Research hosting institution other Duc Uyen Public Company Limited
Project leader’s name Dr. Nguyen Thi Thuy Huong
Project duration 01/06/2017 - 31/12/2020
Project’s budget 1,700 million VND
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Goal and objectives of the project

- Complete the Morinda officinalis collection and document genetic resources in Quang Nam to serve as a basis for conservation, exploitation and development of Morinda officinalis
- Complete the in vitro propagation method and Morinda officinalis cultivation process for conditions in Quang Nam        
- Transfer and combine the cultivation model of Morinda officinalis with the area of 1 ha in Quang Nam.       

Main results

Theoretical results:
From the above results, the following contents  was completed:
- Collected and analyzed morphological characteristics, colors of leaves, stems, roots, flowers and seeds of Morinda officinalis in Lang commune and A Tieng commune, Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province.             
- Applied DNA barcoding, morphological identification sucessfully for collected samples in Tay Giang, Quang Nam province and analysed of genetic variability by ISSR technique in 2 population Morinda officinalis coming from Lang commune and A Tieng commune, Quang Nam province.             
- The analysis of the chemical composition analysis of the Rubiadin and Tectoquinone compounds initially showed that the collected samples in Quang Nam province and Quang Ninh province, growing in Quang Nam province, had the appearance of rubiadin and tectoquinone compounds. The Morinda officinalis samples in Quang Ninh had higher above compound contents than the same local plant in Quang Nam.
- Determined the medium supplemented with 1 mg / L BAP and 0.5 mg / l GA3 for the highest shoot regeneration rate 5.3 ± 0.8 shoots / sample and the best rooting medium was supplemented with 0.5 mg / L NAA.             
- The soil quality had been assessed at several locations in Quang Nam province. Specifically, Song Tra commune - Hiep Duc district was the chosen place for implementing the Morinda officinalis planting model. The project determined evidence that the monoculture model with extreme weather in Hiep Duc - Quang Nam province was not inappropriate for planting growth and should enhance moisture retention, besides, conducted Morinda officinalis under the forest canopy. The project deployed successfully a Morinda officinalis planting model with 1 ha according to GAP- WHO standards, which is currently growing and developing well.
Applied results:
The results of the project will be applied to localities with the respective soil to develop Morinda officinalis as raw materials for drug and functional food processing, contributing to increased income for local people.

Novelty and actuality and scientific meaningfulness of the results

Model Figure Morinda officinalis cultured in vitro according to objective standards of GAP-WHO created source raw materials clean , all active in the production.

Products of the project

-    Scientific papers in refereed journals (list):
Study on genetic diversity in Morinda officinalis F. C. How populations in Tay Giang, Quang Nam using ISSR marker.

Research region

Duc Uyen Public Company Limited – Hamlet 3, Song Tra Commune, Hiep Duc District, Quang Nam Province.


To keep monitoring on the growth of Morinda officinalis and evaluate the quality of researched medicinal herb. Proposing the development of planting Morinda officinalis in large-scale in order to obtain a large amount of raw materials to produce medicine and functional foods for public health.

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