Induction of Specialized Metabolism in In Vitro Cultures of Capsicum chinense Jacq
A protocol for the elicitation of capsaicinoids, the pungent principle of peppers, as well as for the biosynthetic intermediaries vanillin and ferulic acid was developed for in vitro cell suspension cultures, and immobilized placentas of Capsicum chinense Jacq. in vitro cultures were exposed to different doses of methyl jasmonate and salicylic acid, which were effective in eliciting specialized metabolism in both of these cultures, resulting in an increased accumulation of the analyzed metabolites.
Key wordsCapsicum chinense Elicitation Phenolics Specialized metabolism
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