|The Ginkgo and literature - bibliography||
About Author / design / website The Ginkgo Pages / photos-videos (unless indicated otherwise): Cor Kwant. Education: English and Dutch at VU University Amsterdam. I am a high school teacher and live in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Europe.
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Some recent information and scientific publications (new on top)
|Li Wang et al. Multifeature
analysis of vascular cambium cells reveal longevity mechanisms in old Ginkgo
biloba trees. PNAS, January 2020.
|Zhao, Yun-Peng et al. Resequencing 545 ginkgo genomes across the world reveals the evolutionary history of the living fossil.Nature Communications 10, art.4201, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12133-5.|
|Cindy Q. Tang et al. Identifying long-term stable refugia for relict plant species in East Asia.Nature Communications| (2018) 9:4488.|
|Jiang, Z. et al. A Jurassic wood providing insights into the earliest step in Ginkgo wood evolution. Scientific Reports 6, art.no. 38191, Nov./December 2016.|
|Rui Guan et al. Draft genome of the living fossil Ginkgo biloba. Journal GigaScience, November 2016.|
|Cindy Q. Tang The Subtropical Vegetation of Southwestern China, Plant Distribution, Diversity and Ecology , Springer 2015.|
|Nagata, T., A. DuVal, and P.R. Crane. Engelbert Kaempfer, Genemon Imamura and the origin of the name Ginkgo. Journal article: Taxon 64.1 (2015): 131-136.|
|Friedrich Lang, Robert Hoerr, Michael Noeldner, Egon KochGinkgo biloba Extract EGb 761®: From an Ancient Asian Plant to a Modern European Herbal Medicinal Product Chapter in: Hildebert Wagner, Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenic, Evidence and Rational Based Research on Chinese Drugs, Springer Vienna 2013, pp 431-470|
|Peter Crane Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot Yale University Press, 2013.In this book Peter Crane mentions my Ginkgo website a most important key resource: Citation.|
|Peter Crane et al. 773. GINKGO BILOBA – Connections with people and art across a thousand years Curtis's Botanical Magazine: Volume 30, issue 3, 2013, pp. 239-260.|
|Cindy Q. Tang, Yongchuan Yang, Masahiko Ohsawa, Si-Rong Yi, Arata Momohara, Wen-Hua Su, Huan-Chong Wang, Zhi-Ying Zhang, Ming-Chun Peng, Zhao-Lu Wu Evidence for the persistence of wild Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae) populations in the Dalou Mountains, southwestern China Am. J. Bot. August 2012, 99:1408-1414|
|Christian Scheuer, Robert Bauer, Matthias Lutz, Edith Stabentheiner, Vadim A. mel'nik and Martin Grube Bartheletia paradoxa is a living fossil on Ginkgo leaf litter with a unique septal structure in the Basidiomycota Mycological Research Volume 112, Issue 11, November 2008, pp. 1265-1279|
|Wei Gong, Zhen Zeng, Ye-Ye Chen, Chuan Chen, Ying-Xiong Qiu and Cheng-Xin Fu Glacial refugia of Ginkgo biloba L and human impact on its genetic diversity: evidence from chloroplast DNA J. Integr. Pl. Biol. 50 (3), 2008, pp. 368-374|
|Kwant C Ginkgo fossils: information, pictures, literature. The Ginkgo Pages, March 2006-2008|
|Del Tredici P The Phenology of Sexual Reproduction in Ginkgo biloba: Ecological and Evolutionary Implications The Botanical Review: Vol. 73, No. 4, 2007, pp. 267–278|
|Trémouillaux-Guiller J, Huss Volker A.R. A cryptic intracellular green alga in Ginkgo biloba : ribosomal DNA markers reveal worldwide distribution Planta, Vol. 226, no. 2, 553-557, July 2007|
|Shen, L., X. Y. Chen, X. Zhang, Y. Y. Li, C. X. Fu & Y. X. Qiu Genetic variation of Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgoaceae) based on cpDNA PCR_Rflps: inference of glacial refugia. Heredity 94, 2005, pp. 396–401.|
|Zhou Z, Zheng S The missing link in Ginkgo evolution. Nature 423, 821-822, 2003|
|Birks J, Grimley Evans J, Van Dongen M Ginkgo Biloba for Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (Cochrane Review) The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2003. Oxford. Update: Birks J, Grimley Evans J, Lee H. Ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003120. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003120.pub2.|
|Yo Kajiyama, Kenichi Fujii, Hajime Takeuchi, Yutaka Manabe Ginkgo seed poisoning Pediatrics, Vol. 109, no. 2, 325-327, Feb 2002|
|Fletcher R Ginkgo biloba, list of references Biological Abstracts 1988-2000 School of Agriculture and Horticulture, The University of Queensland, 2001|
|Retallack GJ A 300-million-year record of atmospheric carbon dioxide from fossil plant cuticles. Nature 411, 287-290, 2001|
|Van Beek T Ginkgo Biloba part 12 in the series Medical and Aromatic Plants - Industrial Profiles, Harwood Academic Publ., Amsterdam, 2000/Roland Hardman, updated edition: Taylor & Francis, 2006. Download updated edition.|
|Ernst E, Pittler MH Ginkgo biloba for dementia: a systematic review of double-blind, placebo-controlled trials. Article in: Clinical Drug Investigations 1999; 17(4): 301-308.|
|Michel PF Ginkgo biloba, l’arbre qui a vaincu le temps World Wide Fund for Nature/Kiron, éditions du Félin, nov.1999|
|Blumenthal et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council; Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998.|
|Le Bars PL, Katz MM, Berman N, Itil TM, Freedman AM, Schatzberg AF A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial of an extract of Ginkgo biloba for dementia. Article in: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 1997 Oct 22-29;278(16):1327-32|
|Hori T, Ridge RW, Tulecke W, Del Tredici P, Trémouillaux-Guiller J, Tobe H Ginkgo biloba, a global treasure – from biology to medicine The Botanical Society of Japan; Springer –Verlag Tokyo, 1997|
|Emerit I, Oganesian N, Sarkisian T, Arutyunyan R, Pogosian A, Asrian K, Levy A, Cernjavski L. Clastogenic factors in the plasma of Chernobyl accident recovery workers : anticlastogenic effect of Ginkgo biloba extract Radiation research 1995, vol. 144, no2, pp. 198-205|
|Kleijnen J, Knipschild P Ginkgo biloba Article in: The Lancet 340, 1136-1139, Nov 7, 1992|
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The Ginkgo in fiction
Famous poem about the Ginkgo.
In 'West-östlichen Divan' (book Suleika), 1819.
Read the poem and info: click here.
Speed of Light' by Elizabeth Rosner
Swans' by Jung Chang
'The Lake' by Yasunari Kawabata
A man's obsession drives him to search for the perfection of youthful beauty in the women he follows. Dark novel with use of stream of consciousness devices and free association.
Ginkgo trees mentioned in the book.
168 pages; Publisher: Kodansha International; 1955.
Ginkgo mentioned in the book.
230 pages; Publisher: Einandi.
una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore' by Italo Calvino
'Pale fire' by NABOKOV V.
In this book a short poem:
The Ginkgo leaf, in golden hue, when shed,
A muscat grape,
Is an old-fashioned butterfly, ill-spread,
Penguin books, 1973.
Voyages d'He Pao, part 2: 'L'Ombre du Ginkgo', strip book by Vink
heel huis vol' by Boudewijn Büch
'Ginkgo and Moon' by Lisa Mertins
Ginkgo, a little tree, is in love with Moon, but Moon is too busy chasing the light of the dazzling Sun to notice, until Gingko overcomes Sun's efforts to overshadow him and captures Moon's attention, a tale of the beauty of nature and love.
Reading level: Ages 4-8,
Edition: School & Library Binding, April 1996
Willow and Ginkgo' by Eve Merriam
'Under the Ginkgo Tree' by Sara Orwig'Ginkgo biloba, Árbol milenario' by Elena Martín Vivaldi
Ginkgo (only?) in title.
192 pages, Publisher: Bantam Books; December 1986.
poem about a Ginkgo in Granada, Spain (1996).
Read the poem and info: click here.
den Ginkgo vor der Tür' by Peter Härtling
'The consent' by Howard Nemerov
poem about Ginkgo leaves
In: 'The Western approaches': poems, 1973-75
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1975
Read his poem and info: click here
Xiu (Hsiu) and Mei Yao-ch'en
Akiko, Saito Mokichi
novels and stories in which the Ginkgo plays a role, for instance:
'Hokwerda's kind' by Oek de Jong
Ginkgo trees in Amsterdam are mentioned in this Dutch novel on page 69 + 444 as a symbol of hope:
"Ooit had ze hem meegenomen naar de Vespuccistraat om hem de ginkgobomen te laten zien, die aan beide zijden van de straat staan: elegante, grillige en sierlijke bomen. Japans, noemde ze die uitheemse bomen en ze had hem de waaiervormige blaadjes laten zien. Onder geen beding had ze door de straat willen lopen. Ze had hem de bomen vanaf de hoek getoond en verteld dat het jarenlang die bomen waren geweest, die betoverend mooie bomen, die haar de hoop hadden gegeven dat haar leven ooit op een wonderbaarlijke, onbegrijpelijke en niet voor te stellen manier zou veranderen."
Uitgeverij Augustus, Amsterdam - 444 p., 2002 (Dutch language)
'Le Ginkgo, le plus vieil arbre du monde''Gold Boy, Emerald Girl' by Yiyun Li
by Alain Serres and Zau
History of the Ginkgo tree (youth book).
Ginkgo paintings and photos on the cover and in the book.
Rue du Monde, Paris, 2011 (in French)
Stories. Ginkgo images on cover and mentions in the book.
Random House, 2010 - 240 pages.
of Ginkgo', film
'Ginkgo biloba Botschaften - Der Baum bist Du - Sind wir -' by Ben Wagin
Photos and description of projects (incl. Das Parlament der Bäume)
by Ben Wagin, artist in Berlin.
Published by Jovis Verlag, Berlin, 2002 (in German)
Portrait of Dame Iris Murdoch by Tom Phillips:
"Right from the start I had wanted a 'bit of nature' to be present. In all her novels Iris Murdoch suddenly flings open the windows of Hampstead or the Gloucester Road and through some wangle of the plot (Five Go Off To A Sanatorium) the characters escape to the countryside, which enables the writer to show her unrivalled sympathy with the world of living things, especially the plants of the English hedgerows. To have featured an iris would have been too dumb. At our second sitting I made a wild guess and suggested a Ginkgo, and it turned out that we were both enthusiasts for the world's oldest tree. Luckily there is a fine specimen in my own garden and towards the end of the sittings I therefore put in a Ginkgo branch, painted in the manner of old botanical illustrations: I first made a separate study of it in case it might die. In the end the branch in the picture was painted directly from nature though slightly adapted to rhyme with other elements in the painting, like the collar, and the arm of Apollo."
Enlargement and more info click here.
by Irving Penn
Berlin Verlag, Berlin 2000 -
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