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Venezuelan project establishes indigenous plant database

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:183
  1. Owain Johnson
  1. Caracas

    An innovative scheme designed to document and protect traditional indigenous knowledge in Venezuela could lead to the discovery of important new drugs, whose development would also financially benefit the communities that supplied the original.

    The BioZulua project brings together data about medicinal plants and food crops provided by the 24 ethnic groups living in Venezuela's section …

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