Transformation in Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana):Hairy Roots Incited by Agrobacterium rhizogenes Infection

  • N. Tanaka
  • C. Matsui
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 23)


With a view to producing biochemicals by cultured plant cells, extensive efforts have been made (for reviews, see Neumann et al. 1985; Bajaj 1988). Due to unstable or diminished productivity of dedifferentiated cells in general, however, such success, e.g., the industrial production of shikonin derivatives (Tabata and Fujita 1985), may not always be expected in other species. In the absence of effective means to circumvent such bottlenecks associated with dedifferentiated cells, it would be worthwhile to scrutinize the possible use of differentiated tissues for biochemical production. Hairy roots described here may well be a suitable tissue.


Hairy Root Adventitious Root Hairy Root Culture Root Tuber Agrobacterium Rhizogenes 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Tanaka
    • 1
  • C. Matsui
    • 2
  1. 1.Biochemical Laboratory, Research CenterDaicel Chemical Industries, LtdHimejiJapan
  2. 2.Yanagishima Plant Tissue Culture LaboratoryKinjirushi Wasabi Co. LtdNakagawaku, NagoyaJapan

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