Wurzelkulturen als Produktionssystem


A number of plant natural products are of commercial interest for pharmacy,
medicine, agriculture, or nutrition. A challenge for biotechnology is
the production of such compounds in vitro. Whereas callus and suspension
cultures of plants mostly fail as production systems, differentiated
root cultures provide a better platform. We established normal and transformed
root cultures of Ophiorrhiza mungos, which produce the anticancer
drug camptothecin in yields, which are similar to differentiated