Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 28, Issue 15, pp 1163–1166 | Cite as

Enhanced Ginsenoside Productivity by Combination of Ethephon and Methyl Jasmoante in Ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) Adventitious Root Cultures

  • Kee-Hwa Bae
  • Yong-Eui Choi
  • Cha-Gyun Shin
  • Yoon-Young Kim
  • Yun-Soo Kim
Original Paper

Abstract

Ethephon at 50 µM enhanced both root growth and ginsenoside accumulation in ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) adventitious root cultures, but at 100 µM it inhibited only ginsenoside accumulation. Ginsenoside productivity with 50 µM ethephon was the highest at 1.7 mg l−1 d−1 after 8 days of elicitation. However, elicitation with 50 µM ethephon and 100 µM methyl jasmonate (MJ) improved productivity (6.3 mg l−1 d−1) whereas elicitation with 100 µM MJ alone gave only 2.9 mg l−1 d−1.

Key words

Elicitation Ethylene Ginsenosides Panax ginseng Root culture 

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Acknowledgement

This work supported by Korean Research Foundation Grant (KRF−2003–005-F00003).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kee-Hwa Bae
    • 1
  • Yong-Eui Choi
    • 2
  • Cha-Gyun Shin
    • 1
  • Yoon-Young Kim
    • 1
  • Yun-Soo Kim
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Korea Ginseng InstituteChung-Ang UniversityAnseong Korea
  2. 2.Department of Forestry, College of Forest SciencesKangwon National UniversityChunchon Korea
  3. 3.Research and Education Center for Genetic InformationNara Institute of Science and TechnologyNaraJapan

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