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Alkaloid production in Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don cell cultures. XIII. Effects of bioregulators on indole alkaloid biosynthesis

Abstract

A study on the effect of various bioregulators on the biosynthesis of ajmalicine (8) and catharanthine (9) in plant tissue cultures of Catharanthus roseus is described. It is shown that 1,1-dimethylpiperidine bromide (3) and 2-diethylaminoethyl-3,4-dimethylphenylether (7) are effective in increasing these alkaloid levels in the cell line PRL #200. Such studies may prove beneficial in larger scale experiments designed for the production of these alkaloids.

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Correspondence to James P. Kutney.

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Communicated by F. Constabel

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Kutney, J.P., Aweryn, B., Chatson, K.B. et al. Alkaloid production in Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don cell cultures. XIII. Effects of bioregulators on indole alkaloid biosynthesis. Plant Cell Reports 4, 259–262 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00269372

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Keywords

  • Cell Culture
  • Bromide
  • Tissue Culture
  • Alkaloid
  • Plant Tissue