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Primary and Secondary Metabolism of Plants and Plant Cell Cultures III: Proceedings of the Workshop 'Primary and Secondary Metabolism of Plants and Plant Cell Culture III', Leiden, the Netherlands, 4-7 April 1993


Edited By: J Schripsema and R Verpoote

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #43366 | ISBN: 0792333632
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Since 1984 and 1988, when meetings were held on the topic of primary and secondary metabolism of plant cell cultures, there has been a clear shift of the focus of ongoing research. While the cell culture itself and the production of secondary metabolites and the biosynthetic pathways and the activity of enzymes were major topics, now these aspects are linked with genes, i.e. molecular biology becomes more prominent. This book has contributions on such subjects as fermentation, enzymology of secondary metabolism, catabolism of secondary metabolites, elicitation of pathways and genetic modification of metabolic pathways. It includes contributions on the most recent achievements in the research on among other things tropane and indole alkaloids, phenolics, (iso)flavonoids, terpenes and cardenolides. It should be a useful review of the progress made in the past years and a perspective on the future developments.


Ajmalicine production by cell cultures of Catharanthus roseus: from shake flask to bioreactor; H.J.G. ten Hoopen, W.M. van Gulik, J.E. Schlatmann, P.R.H. Moreno, J.L. Vinke, J.J. Heijnen, R. Verpoorte. Production of steroidal alkaloids by hairy roots of Solanum aviculare and the effect of gibberellic acid; M.A. Subroto, P.M. Doran. Cyclodextrins as a useful tool for bioconversions in plant cell biotechnology; W. van Uden, H.J. Woerdenbag, N. Pras. Embryogenesis of photoautotrophic cell cultures of Daucus carota L.; B. Grieb, U. Gros, E. Pleschka, B. Arnholdt-Schmitt, H.-H. Neumann. Semicontinuous cultivation of photoautotrophic cell suspension cultures in a 20 l airliftreactor; U. Fischer, U.J. Santore, W. Husemann, W. Barz, A.W. Alfermann. Studies on the relationship between ploidy level, morphology, the concentration of some phytohormones and the nicotine concentration of haploid and doubled haploid tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) and NICA plants; B. Zeppernick, F. Schafer, K. Paasch, B. Arnholdt-Schmitt, K.-H. Neumann. Influence of exogenous hormones on the growth and secondary metabolite formation in transformed root cultures; M.J.C. Rhodes, A.J. Parr, A. Giulietti, E.L.H. Aird. Molecular cloning and expression of key enzymes of biosynthesis of cysteine and related secondary non-protein amino acids; K. Saito, N. Miura, M. Yamazaki, K. Tatsuguchi, M. Kurosawa, R. Kanda, M. Noji, I. Murakoshi. Thiophene biosynthesis in Tagetes roots: molecular versus metabolic regulation; A.F. Croes, J.J.M.R. Jacobs, R.R.J. Arroo, G.J. Wullems. Regulatory mechanisms of biosynthesis of betacyanin and anthocyanin in relation to cell division activity in suspension cultures; M. Sakuta, H. Hirano, K. Kakegawa, J. Suda, M. Hirose, R.W. Joy IV, M. Sugiyama, A. Komamine. The biosynthesis of rosmarinic acid in suspension cultures of Coleus blumei; M. Petersen, E. Hausler, J. Meinhard, B. Karwatzki, C. Gertlowski. The biosynthetic pathway of the S-alk(en)yl-l-cysteine sulphoxides (flavour precursors) in species of Allium; S.J. Edwards, G. Britton, H.A. Collin. Elicitor induced secondary metabolism in Ruta graveolens L.: role of chorismate utilizing enzymes; J. Bohlmann, U. Eilert. Constitutive and elicitation induced metabolism of isoflavones and pterocarpans in chickpea (Cicer arietinum) cell suspension cultures; W. Barz, U. Mackenbrock. Regulation of isoflavonoid metabolism in alfalfa; N.L. Paiva, A. Oommen, M.J. Harrison, R.A. Dixon. Regulation of phenylalanine ammonia-lyase genes in carrot suspension cultured cells; Y. Ozeki, J. Takeda. Accumulation of anthraquinones in Morinda citrifolia cell suspensions; M.J.M. Hagendoorn, L.H.W. van der Plas, G.J. Segers. Calystegines as a new group of tropane alkaloids in Solanaceae; B. Drager, C. Funck, A. Hohler, G. Mrachatz, A. Nahrstedt, A. Portsteffen, A. Schaal, R. Schmidt. (Part contents).

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