Mode of Action of Antidiabetic Activity, Identification of Bioactive Compound and Micropropagation of Serviceberry (Amelanchier Alnifolia)
Natural Products Utilization Research
Project Number: 6060-41000-008-10
Start Date: Oct 01, 2009
End Date: Aug 31, 2014
1. Identify mechanisms that mediate anti-diabetic effects of serviceberry extracts.
2. Isolate and identify the anti-diabetic constituent(s) from serviceberry.
3. Develop a robust micropropagation system for rapid germplasm multiplication, maintenance and storage.
4. Develop efficient organic production systems for serviceberry cultivation.
ARS contact scientist will identify anti-diabetic constituents from serviceberry through activity-guided fractionation using an assay that will be conducted at Auburn University, another collaborator in this project. ARS scientist will use various spectroscopic methods to identify the anti-diabetic constituent(s).