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Stress Metabolism in Plant Cell Cultures: Enhancement of Primary and Secondary Metabolites in Osmotically and Salt Adapted Cell Cultures of Catharanthus Roseus

  • Kathryn Rudge
  • Philip Morris
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 134)


The work described is part of a study concerned with the effects of environmental stress on secondary metabolite production and identification of common responses to varying stress forms. Of additional interest were the mechanisms of stress adaptation induced in the cultures. Previous work in the area of stress research in plant cell cultures has focussed upon development of tolerant lines for agricultural and horticultural use (Katz and Tal, 1980), or as a tool for studying cellular events such as differentiation (Brown et al., 1979) or vacuolar acidification (Marigo et al., 1983).


Osmotic Stress Stressed Cell Plant Cell Culture Central Vacuole Catharanthus Roseus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Rudge
    • 1
  • Philip Morris
    • 2
  1. 1.Wolson Institute of BiotechnologyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldEngland
  2. 2.Welsh Plant Breeding StationPlas GogerddanAberystwythWalesUK

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