Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 83–86 | Cite as

Comparative study on the production and accumulation of unusual phenylpropanoids in plants andin vitro cultures ofCoreopsis tinctoria andC. lanceolata

  • Jürgen Reichling
  • Ulla Thron
Original Articles


Callus and root organ cultures ofCoreopsis tinctoria andC. lanceolata have been established in liquid nutrition medium. Their capacity to accumulate unusual phenylpropanoids was compared with that of seedlings and whole plants. Corresponding callus cultures accumulated the phenylpropanoids only in traces. In contrast to the unorganized callus cultures the root organ cultures accumulated the same pattern of phenylpropanoids as their parent plants. A root organ culture ofC. tinctoria accumulated the compounds up to the same amounts as the root of the whole plant.


Cells, cultured Coreopsis lanceolata Coreopsis tinctoria Phenylpropanoids 


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© Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Reichling
    • 1
  • Ulla Thron
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Pharmazeutische BiologieUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergFRG

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