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Plant Biotechnology for Health

From Secondary Metabolites to Molecular Farming

Alvarez, Maria Alejandra

2014, XVIII, 161 p. 41 illus., 19 illus. in color.

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  • It will have chapters related to successful cases in secondary metabolites production and molecular farming using in vitro plant cell cultures
  • It will be a review of the latest news related to Plant Biotechnology including molecular farming, secondary metabolism, mathematical modelling, etc
  • Focus will be in the in vitro platform for their advantages related to biosafety and controlled conditions of work that overcomes the disadvantages of plant growing in the field

In vitro plant cell cultures have provided a tool for studying plant metabolism and physiology and to explore productive processes of secondary metabolites.

More recently, genetic engineering has allowed the use of in vitro cultures to modulate plant biosynthetic pathways and to express heterologous proteins of biomedical relevance.

The aim of this book is to offer background information to students and researchers in the fields of Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Farming about the potential of in vitro cultures to perform phytofermentations and molecular farming. Also, the application of in vitro cultures for the production of specific secondary metabolites and recombinant proteins is reviewed.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biotechnology - Pharmacy - Plant Science

Related subjects » Biotechnology - Pharmacology & Toxicology - Plant Sciences

Table of contents 

Plants for Health: from secondary metabolites to molecular farming .- Plants for Health.- Plant Secondary Metabolism.- In Vitro Plant Cultures as Biofactories.- Solasodine production in Solanum eleagnifolium in vitro cultures.- Molecular Farming in Plants.- The Antibody 14D9 as an Experimental Model for Molecular Farming.- Expression of the Potentially Immunogenic Truncated Glycoprotein E2 (from Viral Bovine Diarrhoea Virus) in Nicotiana Tabacum.- Mathematical Modelling in Recombinant Plant Systems: The Challenge to Produce Heterologous Proteins under GLP/GMP.

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