Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Secondary Products from Plant Cell Cultures: 1. Aspects of alkaloid production by plant cell cultures; 2. The synthesis and biotransformation of monoterpenes by plant cells in culture; 3. Molymetric adsorbents stimulate anthraquinone production by cell suspension cultures of Cinchona ledgeriana; 4. Biopolymer production by algal cells; 5. Antimicrobial agents from plant cell cultures; Part II. Growth and Differentiation in Relation to Secondary Metabolism: 6. Flavour production in onion tissue culture; 7. Kinetics of growth and alkaloid accumulation in Cartharanthus roseus cell suspension cultures; 8. Differentiation and monoterpene biosynthesis in plant cell cultures; 9. The effect of osmotic stress on growth and alkaloid accumulation in Catharanthus roseus; 10. The relationship between tropane alkaloid production and structural differentiation in plant cell cultures of Atropa belladdona and Hyosyamus muticus; Part III. Biochemistry of Secondary Metabolism: 11. Modulation of the phenyl propanoid pathway in bean (phaseolus vulgaris) cell suspension cultures; 12. Interactions and interelationships between primary and secondary metabolism; 13. Co-ordinated induction of enzymes of secondary metabolism; 14. The biotransformation of monoterpenoids by plant tissue culture; 15. Biosynthesis of phytoalexins and sterols in potato cell suspension cultures; 16. Studies on the regulation of Casaicin biosynthesis in immobilised cell cultures and the developing fruit of the chilli pepper, Capiscum frutescens; 17. The elicitation of phytoalexins in cultures of Capisum annum and Nicotiana tabacum; 18. Studies on alliinase from onion (Allium cepa) and the potential use of onion cell cultures as an enzyme source in onion flavour production; 19. Uptake, binding and metabolism of morphinan alkaloids by cell cultures of Papaver somniferum; Part IV. Mass Cell Culture and Immobilized Plant Cell Systems: 20. The production of secondary metabolites by immobilized plant cells; 21. Immobilization technology; 22. Studies of environmental features of immobilized plant cells; 23. Product release from plant cells grown in culture; 24. Rheological properties of plant cell suspension cultures; 25. Description of a system for the continuous cultivation of plant cells; 26. The economics of mass cell culture; Part V. Selection, Stability and Variation in Secondary Metabolism: 27. Somaclonal variation; 28. Genetic basis of instability in cell cultures; 29. A rapid screening technique for the selection of high yielding capsaicin cell lines of Capiscum frutescens mill.; 30. Selection studies of Catharanthus roseus; 31. Variability and stability of cell cultures of Capiscum frutescens; 32. Selection for resistance to late blight in celery; 33. effects of modification of the primary precursor level by selection and feeding on indole alkaloid accumulation in Catharanthus roseus; 34. Long term stability of alkaloid productivity in cell suspension cultures of Catharanthus roseus.