Studies on Variability of Plant Tissue Cultures for Alkaloid Production in Catharanthus roseus and Papaver somniferum Callus Cultures

  • V. Petiard
  • C. Baubault
  • A. Bariaud
  • M. Hutin
  • D. Courtois
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Our topics in plant tissue culture concern the two types of application of these techniques: production of metabolites (biologically active substances or food additives) by mass cell culture and plant breeding of essential crops or aromatic species. In these fields, somaclonal variation can be either an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on the aim of the study (variability increase, stability of cell strains, homogeneity of micropropagated clones etc.). So the knowledge about variability in a wide extent is a fundamental bottle-neck for the success of our projects.


Somaclonal Variation Plant Tissue Culture Alkaloid Content Papaver Somniferum Alkaloid Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Petiard
  • C. Baubault
  • A. Bariaud
  • M. Hutin
  • D. Courtois
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  1. 1.L.E.R.S.Tours CedexFrance

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