Plant Cells

  • J. -J. Zhong
  • S. Y. Byun
  • G. H. Cho
  • J. W. Choi
  • J. R. Haigh
  • H. Honda
  • E. James
  • J. W. Kijne
  • D. -I. Kim
  • T. Kobayashi
  • J. M. Lee
  • M. Kino-oka
  • J. C. Linden
  • C. Liu
  • J. Memelink
  • N. Mirjalili
  • H. Nagatome
  • M. Taya
  • M. Phisaphalong
  • R. van der Heijden
  • R. Verpoorte

Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. J. C. Linden, J. R. Haigh, N. Mirjalili, M. Phisaphalong
    Pages 27-62
  3. Jeong-Woo Choi, Gyu Heon Cho, Sang Yo Byun, Dong-Il Kim
    Pages 63-102
  4. Johan Memelink, Jan W. Kijne, Robert van der Heijden, Rob Verpoorte
    Pages 103-125
  5. Hiroyuki Honda, Chunzhao Liu, Takeshi Kobayashi
    Pages 157-182
  6. Masahiro Kino-oka, Hirofumi Nagatome, Masahito Taya
    Pages 183-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-231

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Angewandte Mikrobiologie Applied Microbiology Biochemical Engineering Biochemische Technologie Biotechnologie Biotechnology Metabolism Metabolismus Pflanzenzellen Plant Cells genetic modification transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • J. -J. Zhong
    • 1
  • S. Y. Byun
  • G. H. Cho
  • J. W. Choi
  • J. R. Haigh
  • H. Honda
  • E. James
  • J. W. Kijne
  • D. -I. Kim
  • T. Kobayashi
  • J. M. Lee
  • M. Kino-oka
  • J. C. Linden
  • C. Liu
  • J. Memelink
  • N. Mirjalili
  • H. Nagatome
  • M. Taya
  • M. Phisaphalong
  • R. van der Heijden
  • R. Verpoorte
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Bioreactor EngineeringEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45302-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41849-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45302-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-6145
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