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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Jorge Ferreira

Research Plant Physiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effect of mineral nutrition, growth regulators, and environmental stresses on biomass production and artemisinin concentration of Artemisia annua (L.) - (Book / Chapter)
Aftab, T., Khan, M.M., Ferreira, J.F. 2013. Effect of mineral nutrition, growth regulators, and environmental stresses on biomass production and artemisinin concentration of Artemisia annua (L.). In: Aftab, T., Ferreira, J.F.S., Khan, M.M.A., Naeem, A., (eds). Artemisia annua-Pharmacoloy and Biotechnology. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. p. 157-172.
The effects of combining Artemisia annua and Curcuma longa ethanolic extracts in broilers challenged with infective oocysts of Eimeria acervulina and E. maxima - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-May-13)
Anthelmintic effect of plant extracts containing condensed and hydrolyzable tannins on Caenorhabditis elegans and their antioxidant capacity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katiki, L., Ferreira, J.F., Gonzalez, J.M., Zajac, A., Lindsay, D., Chagas, A., Amarante, A. 2013. Anthelmintic effect of plant extracts containing condensed and hydrolyzable tannins on Caenorhabditis elegans and their antioxidant capacity. Veterinary Parasitology. 192(1-3):218-227.
Effects of plants and essential oils on ruminal in vitro batch culture methane production and fermentation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tekippe, J.E., Hristov, A.N., Heyler, K.S., Zheljazkov, V.D., Ferreira, J.F.S., Cantrell, C.L., Varga, G.A. 2012. Effects of plants and essential oils on ruminal in vitro batch culture methane production and fermentation. Canadian Journal of Animal Science. 92:395-408.
Artemisinin concentration and antioxidant capacity of Artemisia annua distillation byproduct - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Zhelijazkov, V.D., Gonzalez, J.M. 2012. Artemisinin concentration and antioxidant capacity of Artemisia annua distillation byproduct. Industrial Crops and Products. 41:294-298.
Evaluation of Cymbopogon schoenanthus essential oil in lambs experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katiki, L., Chagas, A., Takahira, R.K., Juliana, H.R., Ferreira, J.F., Amarante, A. 2012. Evaluation of Cymbopogon schoenanthus essential oil in lambs experimentally infected with Haemonchus contortus. Veterinary Parasitology. 186:312-318.
Use of Artemisia annua as a natural coccidiostat in free-range broilers and its effects on infection dynamics and performance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Almeida, G.F., Horsted, K., Thamsborg, S.M., Kyvsgaard, N.C., Ferreira, J.F., Hermansen, J.E. 2012. Use of Artemisia annua as a natural coccidiostat in free-range broilers and its effects on infection dynamics and performance. Veterinary Parasitology. 186:178-187.
Anthelmintic activity of Cymbopogon martinii, Cymbopogon schoenanthus and Mentha piperita essential oils evaluated in four different in vitro tests - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katiki, L.M., Chagas, A., Bizzo, H.R., Ferreira, J.F., Amarante, A. 2011. Anthelmintic activity of Cymbopogon martinii, Cymbopogon schoenanthus and Mentha piperita essential oils evaluated in four different in vitro tests. Veterinary Parasitology. 183:103-108.
Effects of herbs and essential oils on in vitro batch culture ruminal fermentation - (Abstract Only) - (01-Jun-11)
Rumen fermentation and production effects of Origanum vulgare L. leaves in lactating dairy cows - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tekippe, J.A., Hristov, A.N., Heyler, K.S., Cassidy, T.W., Zheljazkov, V.D., Ferreira, J.F., Karnati, S.K., Varga, G.A. 2011. Rumen fermentation and production effects of Origanum vulgare L. leaves in lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 94:5065-5079.
Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to screen plant extracts and compounds as natural anthelmintics for veterinary use - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Katiki, L., Ferreira, J.F., Zajac, A., Masler, C.A., Lindsay, D., Chagas, A., Amarante, A. 2011. Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to screen plant extracts and compounds as natural anthelmintics for veterinary use. Veterinary Parasitology. 182:264-268.
Cytotoxicity of ethanolic extracts of Artemisia annua to Molt-4 human leukemia cells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, N.P., Ferreira, J.F., Park, J., Lai, H. 2011. Cytotoxicity of ethanolic extracts of Artemisia annua to Molt-4 human leukemia cells. Planta Medica. 77:1788-1793.
In vitro trematocidal effects of crude alcoholic extracts of Artemisia annua, A. absinthium, Asimina triloba, and Fumaria officinalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Peaden, P., Keiser, J. 2011. In vitro trematocidal effects of crude alcoholic extracts of Artemisia annua, A. absinthium, Asimina triloba, and Fumaria officinalis. Parasitology Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00436-011-2418-0.
Effects of artemisinin and Artemisia annua extracts on Haemonchus contortus in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Squires, J.M., Ferreira, J.F., Lindsay, D.S., Zajac, A.M. 2010. Effects of artemisinin and Artemisia annua extracts on Haemonchus contortus in gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus). Veterinary Parasitology. 175:103-108.
Water deficit on the accumulation of biomass and artemisinin in annual wormwood (Artemisia annua L., Asteraceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marchese, J.A., Ferreira, J.F., Rehder, V., Rodrigues, O. 2010. Water deficit on the accumulation of biomass and artemisinin in annual wormwood (Artemisia annua L., Asteraceae). Brazilian Journal of Plant Physiology. 22(1):1-9.
Flavonoids from Artemisia annua L. as antioxidants and their potential synergism with Artemisinin - (Review Article)
Ferreira, J.F., Luthria, D.L., Sazaki, T., Heyerick, A. 2010. Flavonoids from Artemisia annua L. as antioxidants and their potential synergism with Artemisinin. Molecules. 15:3135-3170.
Drying Affects Artemisinin, Dihydroartemisinic Acid, Artemisinic Acid, and the Antioxidant Capacity of Artemisia Annua L. Leaves - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Luthria, D.L. 2010. DRYING AFFECTS ARTEMISININ, DIHYDROARTEMISINIC ACID, ARTEMISINIC ACID, AND THE ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY OF ARTEMISIA ANNUA L. LEAVES. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:1691-1698.
Flower morphology and development in Artemisia annua, a medicinal plant used as a treatment against malaria Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Wetzstein, H., Janick, J., Ferreira, J.F. 2009. Flower morphology and development in Artemisia annua, a medicinal plant used as a treatment against malaria. American Society of Horticultural Science. Horticultural crops and management: Herbs spices and medicinal plants, July 27-29, 2009, Saint Louis, Missouri. http://ashs.confex.com/ashs/2009/webprogram/Paper1936.html.
Nutritional characterization and antioxidant capacity of different tissues of Artemisia Annua L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brisibe, E.A., Umoren, U.E., Brisibe, F., Magalhaes, P.M., Ferreira, J.F., Luthria, D.L., Wu, X., Prior, R. 2009. Nutritional characterization and antioxidant capacity of different tissues of Artemisia Annua L. Food Chemistry. 115:1240-1246.
Building a Golden Triangle for the Production and Use of Artemisinin Derivatives Against Falciparum Malaria in Africa - (Review Article)
Brisibe, E.A., Uyoh, E.A., Brisibe, F., Magalhaes, P.M., Ferreira, J.F. 2008. Building a golden triangle for the production and use of artemisinin derivatives against falciparum malaria in Africa. African Journal of Biotechnology. 7(25):4884-4896.
Chemical and Biological Stability of Artemisinin in Cow Rumen Fluid and Its Kinetics in Goats (Capra Hircus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Gonzalez, J.M. 2008. CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL STABILITY OF ARTEMISININ IN COW RUMEN FLUID AND ITS KINETICS IN GOATS (CAPRA HIRCUS). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. 17(1):103-109.
Analysis of underivatized artemisinin and related sesquiterpene lactones by high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F., Gonzalez, J.M. 2009. Analysis of underivatized artemisinin and related sesquiterpene lactones by high-performance liquid chromatography with ultraviolet detection. Phytochemical Analysis. 20:91-97.
Seasonal variation of artemisinin, artemisinic acid, and dihydroartemisinic acid in Brazilian, Chinese, and Swiss cultivars of Artemisia annua in WV, and effect of drying procedures on artemisinin and its precursors - (Abstract Only)
Ferreira, J.F. 2008. Seasonal variation of artemisinin, artemisinic acid, and dihydroartemisinic acid in Brazilian, Chinese, and Swiss cultivars of Artemisia annua in WV, and effect of drying procedures on artemisinin and its precursors. Plant Medica. 74:310-311.
An affordable and sensitive determination of artemisinin in Artemisia annua L. by gas chromatography with electron capture detector - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Tian, N., Liu, Z., Huang, J., Li, J., Ferreira, J.F. 2008. An affordable and sensitive determination of artemisinin in Artemisia annua L. by gas chromatography with electron capture detector. Journal of Chromatography A. 1190:302-306.
Antimicrobial properties of three liverworts in axenic culture: Blasia pusilla, Pallavicinia lyellii and Radula obconica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Millar, K.D.L., Crandall-Stotler, B., Ferreira, J.F.S., Wood, K.V. 2007. Antimicrobial properties of three liverworts in axenic culture: Blasia pusilla, Pallavicinia lyellii and Radula obconica. Cryptogamie Bryologique. 28(3):197-210.
Nutrient Deficiency in the Production of Artemisinin, Dihydroartemisinic Acid, and Artemisinic Acid in Artemisia Annua L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferreira, J.F. 2007. Nutrient Deficiency in the Production of Artemisinin, Dihydroartemisinic Acid, and Artemisinic Acid in "Artemisia annua" L. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:1686-1694.
Agrotechnological Aspects of the Anti-Malarial Plant Artemisia Annua and Its Potential Use in Animal Health in Appalachia - (Proceedings)
Ferreira, J.F., Ritchey, K.D., Cassida, K.A., Turner, K.E., Gonzalez, J.M. 2006. Agrotechnological aspects of the anti-malarial plant "Artemisia annua" and its potential use in animal health in Appalachia. In: Revue de Régions Arides – Numéro special – Actes du séminaire international “les Plants à Parfum, Aromatiques et Medicinales” (English version: International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas, International Symposium on Perfume, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, November 2-4, 2006, Jerba, Tunisia. p. 797-804.
Artemisia annua: Production in sub-Saharan Africa - (Abstract Only)
Simon, J.E., Park, C., Wu, Q.L., Diatta, M., Diouf, B., Wilde, B., Asante-Dartey, J., Acquaye, D., Quansah, C., Ferreira, J.F. 2006. 'Artemisia annua': Production in sub-Saharan Africa. Association for Advancement of Industrial Crops (AAIC) 6th National Symposium: Creating Markets for the Economic Development of New Crops & New Uses. San Diego, CA. October 14-18, 2006, Abstracts p. 74.
Direct analysis of artemisinin from "Artemisia annua" L. using high-performance liquid chromatography with evaporative light scattering detector, and gas chromatography with flame ionization detector - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peng, C., Ferreira, J.F., Wood, A.J. 2006. Direct analysis of artemisinin from "Artemisia annua" L. using high-performance liquid chromatography with evaporative light scattering detector, and gas chromatography with flame ionization detector. Journal of Chromatography A, 1133:254-258.
The Cultivation of Artemisia Annua in West Virginia and Its Potential Use in Animal Health - (Abstract Only)
Ferreira, J.F., Ritchey, K.D., Cassida, K.A., Turner, K.E. 2006. The cultivation of "Artemisia annua" in West Virginia and its potential use in animal health. HortScience 41(4):965.
Short-Term Response of "artemisia Annua" to Lime, P, K, and N in a Dystrophic Soil Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ritchey, K.D., Ferreira, J.F. 2006. Short-Term Response of "Artemisia annua" to Lime, P, K, and N in a Dystrophic Soil. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants. 12(1/2):49-59.
Simplified extraction of ginsenosides from American ginseng (panax quinquefolius L.) for high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corbit, R., Ferreira, J.F., Ebbs, S., Murphy, L.L. 2005. Simplified cxtraction of ginsenosides from American ginseng (panax quinquefolius L.) for high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 53:9867-9873.
Comparative Analysis of Artemisinin and Derivatives by Evaporative Light Scattering Detection (Hplc-Elsd) and Flame Ionizatin Detection (Gc-Fid) - (Abstract Only)
Peng, C., Ferreira, J.F., Wood, A.J. 2005. Comparative analysis of artemisinin and derivatives by evaporative light scattering detection (HPLC-ELSD) and flame ionizatin detection (GC-FID). Poster Presentation, International Conference Quality and Safety Issues Related to Botanicals, National Center for Natural Products Research, School of Pharmacy, The University of Mississippi, August 15-18, 2005, University, MS.
Biochemistry and Genetics of Artemisia Annua L. and the Production of Artemisinin - (Review Article)
Ferreira, J.F., Wood, A.J., Dhingra, V. 2004. Biochemistry and genetics of Artemisia annua l. and the production of artemisinin. In: Genetic Resources and Biotechnology. Vol. II, pp. 269-280. Thangadurai, T. Pullaiah, P.A. Balatti (Eds.). Regency Publications, New Dehli, India.
Cultivation and genetics of Artemisia annua L. for the increased production of the antimalarial artemisinin - (Review Article)
Ferreira, J.F., Laughlin, J.C., Delabays, N., Magalhaes, P.M. 2005. Cultivation and genetics of Artemisia annua L. for the increased production of the antimalarial artemisinin. Plant Genetic Resources. 3(2):206-229.
Potential Use of Artemisia Annua in Meat Goat Production Systems - (Proceedings)
Turner, K.E., Ferreira, J.F. 2005. Potential use of "Artemisia annua" in meat goat production systems. American Forage and Grassland Council Proceedings 14:221-225.
Meat Goat Research and Production in Appalachia: Herbals for Management of Animal Health and Meat Quality - (Proceedings)
Turner, K.E., Cassida, K.A., Ferreira, J.F., Foster, J.G., Ritchey, K.D. 2005. Meat goat research and production in Appalachia: Herbals for management of animal health and meat quality. Proc. 3rd Appalachian Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. Technology Transfer for Growers, Healthcare Providers, and Entrepreneurs. September 22-25, Beckley WV. pp. 99-103.
Allelopathic Plants. Xvi. Artemisia Species - (Literature Review)
Ferreira, J.F., Janick, J. 2004. Allelopathic Plants. XVI. Artemisia Species. Allelopathy Journal 14(2): 167-176.
Analysis of Artemisinin and Its Precursors from Artemisia Annua L. by Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection (Gc-Fid) and High-Performance Liq Chromatography with Evaporative Light Scattering Detection (Hplc-Elsd) - (Other)
Peng, C., Ferreira, J.F.S., Wood, A.J. Analysis of artemisinin and its precursors from Artemisia annua L. by gas chromatography with flame ionization detection (GC-FID) and high-performance liquid chromatography with evaporative light scattering detection (HPLC-ELSD). Congresso Ibero-Americano de Plantas Medicinais, p. 78, III Jornada de Fitoterapia do Rio de Janeiro, May 20-23, 2004, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Artemisia Annua As a Traditional Herbal Antimalarial - (Book / Chapter)
Wilcox, M., Bodeker, G., Bourdy, G., Dhingra, V., Falquet, J., Ferreira, J.F., Graz, B., Hirt, H., Hsu, E., De Magalhaes, P.M., Provendier, D., Wright, C. 2004. Artemisia annua as a traditional herbal antimalarial. In: Wilcox, M.L., Bodeker, G., Rasoanaivo, editors. Traditional Medicinal Plants and Malaria, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 4: 43-59.
Artemisia Annua L.: the Hope Against Malaria and Cancer - (Proceedings)
Ferreira, J.F. 2004. Artemisia annua L.: The hope against malaria and cancer. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium, Appalachian Opportunities, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Production, Business & Applications. Mountain State University/USDA, ARS, Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center, pp. 56-61.
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