Manipulating Secondary Metabolism in Culture

Manipulating Secondary Metabolism in Culture

by Richard J. Robins
     
 

This volume surveys the most recent and exciting advances in the practical utilisation of biotechnology to produce useful medicinal, colouring and flavour compounds from plant cell cultures. The volume shows how plant cells can be induced to form these so-called 'secondary' products in defined biotechnological conditions and describes the way this is activated in

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This volume surveys the most recent and exciting advances in the practical utilisation of biotechnology to produce useful medicinal, colouring and flavour compounds from plant cell cultures. The volume shows how plant cells can be induced to form these so-called 'secondary' products in defined biotechnological conditions and describes the way this is activated in several species. It also covers recent developments in this field towards the selection of cells with improved characteristics for making these products, in particular the new approach of using transformation to provide organised cultures. The volume provides an important account of the practicalities and techniques involved in the exploitation of commercially important secondary plant products. The volume will be particularly useful for biotechnologists, plant biochemists and research staff developing new chemicals and drugs.

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Proceedings of the second meeting of the United Kingdom Section of the International Association for Plant Tissue Culture specifically devoted to secondary metabolites, Sept. 1987, Norwich. Thirty-four contributions discuss the ways in which variation may be induced, exploited to increase the formation of valuable products, and stabilized. The papers survey recent advances in the utilization of biotechnology to produce useful medical coloring and flavor compounds from plant cell cultures, in particular the new approach of using transformation, to provide organized cultures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521362542
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/27/1989
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.79(d)

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