Synthesis of secondary metabolites in vitro

Authors: 
V. Naumenko, B. Sorochynskyi, Ya. Blume
Year: 
2015
ISBN: 
978-966-360-281-3
Publication Language: 
English
Publisher: 
PH "Akademperiodyka"
Place Published: 
Kyiv
The recent advances in biotechnology on the synthesis of secondary metabolites in vitro culture of the three major classes of plant metabolites — alkaloids, isoprenoids and phenols are discussed. The benefits of using cell and tissue cultures of plants as an alternative source of secondary metabolites, which makes it possible of controlling the quantity and quality of metabolite and does not depend on external conditions are outlined. The latest achievements of genetic and metabolic engineering on synthesis of secondary metabolites in vitro are considered and analysed.