Production of Plant Derived Natural Compounds through Hairy Root Culture

  • Sonia Malik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Walt Ream, Wei Wei, Maciej Maselko, Larry Hodges
    Pages 1-15
  3. Tianhong Yang, Lingling Fang, Fabricio Medina-Bolivar
    Pages 45-64
  4. Henrik Lütken, Natalia Meropi-Antypa, Oliver Kemp, Josefine Nymark Hegelund, Renate Müller
    Pages 65-88
  5. Moemen S. Hanafy, Mohamed A. Matter, M. R. Rady
    Pages 89-116
  6. Appakan Shajahan, Chandrasekaran Thilip, Kunnampalli Faizal, Valiyaparambath Musfir Mehaboob, Palusamy Raja, Abubakker Aslam et al.
    Pages 133-143
  7. Felipe Vázquez-Flota, María de Lourdes Miranda-Ham, Lizbeth Castro-Concha, Yahaira Tamayo-Ordoñez
    Pages 165-182
  8. Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy, So Young Park, Kee Yoeup Paek
    Pages 203-216

About this book


This book provides the latest information about hairy root culture and its several applications, with special emphasis on potential of hairy roots for the production of bioactive compounds. Due to high growth rate as well as biochemical and genetic stability, it is possible to study the metabolic pathways related to production of bioactive compounds using hairy root culture. Chapters discuss the feasibility of hairy roots for plant derived natural compounds. Advantages and difficulties of hairy roots for up-scaling studies in bioreactors are included as well as successful examples of hairy root culture of plant species producing bioactive compounds used in food, flavors and pharmaceutical industry. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students working on the area of plant natural products, phytochemistry, plant tissue culture, medicines, and drug discovery.


hairy root culture genetic transformation agrobacterium rhizogenes metabolic engineering bioactive compounds

Editors and affiliations

  • Sonia Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological and Health Sciences CenterFederal University of MaranhaoSao LuisBrazil

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