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Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 22, Issue 19, pp 1561–1564 | Cite as

Enhanced paclitaxel production induced by the combination of elicitors in cell suspension cultures of Taxus chinensis

  • C.H. Zhang
  • X.G. Mei
  • L. Liu
  • L.J. Yu
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Abstract

Taxus chinensis suspension cells were cultured in the modified Gamborg's B5 medium. Addition of 50 mg chitosan l−1, 60 μM methyl jasmonate and 30 μM Ag+ resulted in the greatest paclitaxel production, at 25 mg l−1 in the cultures, being almost 40 times higher than that of the control culture, 10 times higher than that of the culture exposed to Ag+, 6 times higher than that of the culture elicited by chitosan and almost double that of the culture elicited by methyl jasmonate.

combined-elicitation elicitor paclitaxel (taxol) Taxus chinensis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C.H. Zhang
    • 1
  • X.G. Mei
    • 1
  • L. Liu
    • 1
  • L.J. Yu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life Science and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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