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"Secondary Metabolite Production 1988-1993"

Volume 2 of Recent Advances in Plant Tissue Culture

by Edwin B. Herman, Editor, Agricell Report

Recent Advances in Plant Tissue Culture II: Secondary Metabolite Production 1988-1993 is the second in a series, based on articles published in Agricell Report, that reports recent developments in a specific area of plant tissue culture.

In order to make it easy for the reader to obtain further information on material covered in the book, a directory consisting of full addresses of cited authors is included. The book also includes a list of meetings, with references, as well as a taxonomic index and a product/precursor index.

Partial contents: 1. Secondary metabolite production systems. Hairy-root cultures -- effects of dopamine, effects of magnetic fields, reactor types, photosynthetic cultures. Biofilms. Cell cultures -- Establishment, growth enhancement, effects of shear stress and viscosity, measuring shear sensitivity, estimating oxygen availability, increasing oxygenation. Novel types of bioreactors. Measurement of cell viability and growth. Scale up. 2. Control of product types and product yields. Effects of polymeric adsorbent resins, cadaverine, growth regulators. Cell immobilization -- biofilms, fibers, polylysine-coated solid carriers, polypropylene membrane reactor, rapid production of alginate beads, pectate gel, self-immobilization, two-phase immobilization. Stress -- ethylene and carbon dioxide, osmotic stress, sequential stresses. Sucrose and copper. Selection. Elicitors. Culture vessel closures. 3. Products and bioconversions. Flavors. Pigments. Pharmaceutical products├╣anti-cancer, anti-allergic, anti-ulcer, anti-fungal, anti-glaucoma, anti-malarial, cardiovascular, antispasmodic, dermatological, immunologically-active drugs, respiratory stimulant, emetics, analgaesics, valepotriates, antioxidants, ginseng saponins, fatty acids, flavonol glycosides, tropane alkaloids, quinoline and isoquinoline alkaloids, indole alkaloids, steroids, colchicine. Cosmetic products -- deoxyshikonin and arbutin. Nematocidal agents. Proteins -- ribosome-inactivationg proteins, human serum albumin, immunoglobulins, enzymes. Rubber. Continuous and semicontinuous bioconversions -- cardenolides, glycosides, catechols, serotonin. Increasing bioconversion efficiency. Bioconversion of synthetic compounds. 4. Recovery of products from cultured cells. Methods for increasing release of cell products ├╣ electroporation, phosphate deprivation, immobilization, patched cell membranes, electrical currents, increased temperature, chemical permeabilizing agents, ultrasound, adsorption, elicitation, cell disruption, reversible release of hairy-root culture products. Arsenic contamination. 5. Novel uses for plant cell cultures. Cleanup of environmental contaminants. Toxicological hazard indicators. Cell cultures for space station. Screening for biological activity of agrochemicals.

Publication: 1993, 125 pp. Softcover. Price: US$ 129.00 (Shipping and handling: $8.00 for U.S. delivery, $20.00 elsewhere).

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