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Plants produce more than 30,000 types of chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, pigments and other fine chemicals, which is four times more than those obtain ed from microbes. Plant cell culture has been receiving great attention as an alternative for the production of valuable plant derived secondary metabolites, since it has many advantages over whole plant cultivation. However, much more research is required to enhance the culture productivity and reduce the pro cessing costs, which is the key to the commercialization of plant cell culture pro cesses. The recent achievements in related biochemical engineering studies are reviewed in Chapter 1. The effect of gaseous compounds on plant cell behavior has been little studied, and Chapter 2 focuses on these gas concentration effects (including oxygen, carbon dioxide, ethylene and others, such as volatile hor mones like methyl jasmonate) on secondary metabolite production by plant cell cultures. Two metabolites of current interest, i. e. , the antimalarial artemisinin (known as "qing hao su" in China) that is produced by Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood) and taxanes used for anticancer therapy that are produced by species of Taxus, are taken as examples. Bioprocess integration is another hot topic in plant cell culture technology. Because most of the plant secondary meta bolites are toxic to the cells at high concentrations during the culture, removal of the product in situ during the culture can lead to the enhanced productivity. Various integrated bioprocessing techniques are discussed in Chapter 3.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Biochemical Engineering of the Production of Plant-Specific Secondary Metabolites by Cell Suspension Cultures

    Pages 1-26

    Zhong, Jian-Jiang

  • Gas Concentration Effects on Secondary Metabolite Production by Plant Cell Cultures

    Pages 27-62

    Linden, J. C. (et al.)

  • Integrated Bioprocessing for Plant Cell Cultures

    Pages 63-102

    Choi, Jeong-Woo (et al.)

  • Genetic Modification of Plant Secondary Metabolite Pathways Using Transcriptional Regulators

    Pages 103-125

    Memelink, Johan (et al.)

  • The Production of Foreign Proteins from Genetically Modified Plant Cells

    Pages 127-156

    James, Eddie (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Cells
Editors
  • J.-J. Zhong
Series Title
Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
Series Volume
72
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-45302-4
DOI
10.1007/3-540-45302-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-41849-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07535-3
Series ISSN
0724-6145
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 231
Number of Illustrations
12 illustrations in colour
Topics