Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 25, Issue 17, pp 1437–1439 | Cite as

Improvement of phenylethanoid glycosides production by a fungal elicitor in cell suspension culture of Cistanche deserticola

  • Cui-tao Lu
  • Xing-guo Mei


When, on the 15th day of growth, an elicitor from Fusarium solani was added at 40 mg l−1 to Cistanche deserticola cell suspension cultures, the contents of echinacoside, acteoside and total phenylethanoid glycosides (PeGs) in cultured cells all increased over the next 27 d by over 100% to 15 mg g−1 dry wt, 9 mg g−1 dry wt and 57 mg g−1 dry wt, respectively. The final biomass (1.3 mg dry wt ml−1) was not affected.

Cistanche deserticola fungal elicitor phenylethanoid glycoside plant cell culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Life Science and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanP.R. China
  2. 2.Beijing Institute of Pharmacology and ToxicologyBeijingP.R. China

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