Production of Biomass and Bioactive Compounds Using Bioreactor Technology

  • Kee-Yoeup Paek
  • Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy
  • Jian-Jiang Zhong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Bioreactor Design, Advantages and Limitations of Bioreactor Cultures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicolai Lehmann, Ina Dittler, Mari Lämsä, Anneli Ritala, Heiko Rischer, Dieter Eibl et al.
      Pages 17-46
    3. Poojadevi Sharma, Sonal Sharma, Sheetal Yadav, Anshu Srivastava, Indira Purohit, Neeta Shrivastava
      Pages 47-60
  3. Production of Biomass and Bioactive Compounds from Cell Suspension Cultures

  4. Production of Biomass and Bioactive Compounds from Organ Cultures: Shoot, Embryo and Adventitious Root Cultures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy, Chun-Hua Wu, Yong-Yi Cui, Kee-Yoeup Paek
      Pages 167-184
    3. Abdullahil Baque, Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy, Kee-Yoeup Paek
      Pages 185-222
    4. Praveen Nagella, Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy
      Pages 285-315
    5. Abdullah Mohammad Shohael, Sayeda Mahfuja Khatun, Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy, Kee-Yoeup Paek
      Pages 317-335
    6. N. S. Desai, P. Jha, V. A. Bapat
      Pages 369-388
    7. Mei-Lan Lian, Xuan-Chun Piao, So-Young Park
      Pages 389-415

About this book


The bioactive compounds of plants have world-wide applications in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food industry with a huge market. In this book, a group of active researchers have addressed on the most recent advances in plant cell and organ cultures for the production of biomass and bioactive compounds using bioreactors.

Tremendous efforts have been made to commercialize the production of plant metabolites by employing plant cell and organ cultures in bioreactors. This book emphasizes on the fundamental topics like designing of bioreactors for plant cell and organ cultures, various types of bioreactors including stirred tank, airlift, photo-bioreactor, disposable bioreactor used for plant cell and organ cultures and the advantages and disadvantages of bioreactor cultures. Various strategies for biomass production and metabolite accumulation have been discussed in different plant systems including Korean/Chinese ginseng, Siberian ginseng, Indian ginseng, Echinacea, St. John’s wort, Noni, Chinese licorice, Caterpillar fungus and microalgae. Researches on the industrial application of plant cells and organs with future prospects as well as the biosafety of biomass produced in bioreactors are also described.

The topics covered in this book, such as plant cell and organ cultures, hairy roots, bioreactors, bioprocess techniques, will be a valuable reference for plant biotechnologists, plant biologists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, food technologists, nutritionists, research investigators of healthcare industry, academia, faculty and students of biology and biomedical sciences. The multiple examples of large-scale applications of cell and organ cultures will be useful and significant to industrial transformation and real commercialization.


bioactive compounds biomass bioreactor cell and organ culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Kee-Yoeup Paek
    • 1
  • Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy
    • 2
  • Jian-Jiang Zhong
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Horticultural ScienceChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  2. 2.Department of BotanyKarnatak UniversityDharwadIndia
  3. 3.School of Life Science and BiotechnologyShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9222-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9223-3
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