Plant Vacuoles pp 477-484 | Cite as

Production of Plant Secondary Metabolites by Plant Cell Cultures in Relation to the Site and Mechanism of Their Accumulation

  • Michael Wink
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 134)


Higher plants are characterized by their capacity to synthesize a wide variety of organic compounds, the so-called secondary metabolites. Due to the powerful means of modern analytical chemistry, many thousands of secondary products have been described (Table 1). Since only 5 to 15% of all higher plants have been studied so far, it is safe to estimate that the real number of existing natural products is substantially larger.


Secondary Metabolite Cell Suspension Culture Plant Tissue Culture Sesqui Terpene Rosmarinic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Wink
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  1. 1.Pharmazeutische BiologieGenzentrum der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Federal Republic of Germany

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