Marchantia polymorpha (Liverwort): Culture and Production of Metabolites

  • K. P. Adam
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 37)


Marchantia polymorpha (Marchantiaceae) is a worldwide-distributed thallus liverwort. The plant is ubiquitous in man-influenced loci throughout cool and warm areas wherever adequate moisture conditions exist. It can usually be found on wet walls, along moist shores of creeks, and as a weed in greenhouses. Mass proliferation is often observed after forest fires.


Cell Suspension Culture Eicosapentaenoic Acid Cupric Sulfate Aseptic Culture Marchantia Polymorpha 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. P. Adam
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  1. 1.FR 12.3, Pharmakognosie und Analytische PhytochemieUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany

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