Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolism

Methods and Protocols

  • Arthur Germano Fett-Neto

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1405)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ganeshan Sivanandhan, Natesan Selvaraj, Andy Ganapathi, Markandan Manickavasagam
    Pages 1-18
  3. Thanise Nogueira Füller, Júlio César de Lima, Fernanda de Costa, Kelly C. S. Rodrigues-Corrêa, Arthur G. Fett-Neto
    Pages 19-26
  4. Júlio César de Lima, Thanise Nogueira Füller, Fernanda de Costa, Kelly C. S. Rodrigues-Corrêa, Arthur G. Fett-Neto
    Pages 27-33
  5. Svend Roesen Madsen, Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin, Barbara Ann Halkier
    Pages 35-42
  6. Anita Emmerstorfer-Augustin, Harald Pichler
    Pages 79-89
  7. Fernanda de Costa, Carla J. S. Barber, Pareshkumar T. Pujara, Darwin W. Reed, Patrick S. Covello
    Pages 91-97
  8. Morten Egevang Jørgensen, Hussam Hassan Nour-Eldin, Barbara Ann Halkier
    Pages 99-107
  9. Márcia R. de Almeida, Martina V. Strömvik
    Pages 109-119
  10. Inês Carqueijeiro, Viviana Martins, Henrique Noronha, Hernâni Gerós, Mariana Sottomayor
    Pages 121-135
  11. Patrícia Duarte, Diana Ribeiro, Inês Carqueijeiro, Sara Bettencourt, Mariana Sottomayor
    Pages 137-148
  12. Basdeo Bhagwat, Ming Chi, Dianwei Han, Haifeng Tang, Guiliang Tang, Yu Xiang
    Pages 149-162
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 179-180

About this book


This volume describes up-to-date techniques for improved production of secondary metabolites of economic interest using field and laboratory methods. Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolism: Methods and Protocols explores different secondary metabolite classes, whole-plant and cell/organ culture systems, and environmental and genetic transformation-based modulation of biochemical pathways. Special focus is given to cell and tissue specific metabolism, metabolite transport, microRNA-based technology, heterologous systems expression of enzymes and pathways leading to products of interest, as well as applications using both model and non-model plant species. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Practical and cutting-edge, Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolism: Methods and Protocols is a great resource for scientists of interdisciplinary fields--plant science, plant physiology, pharmacy, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, and forestry--in reaching their goals of producing plant biochemicals in a sustainable and efficient manner, while minimizing impacts to the environment and providing the required quantities of these commodities to industry.


plant secondary metabolites whole-plant culture systems cell and organ culture systems tissue specific metabolism microRNA-based technology enzymes

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Germano Fett-Neto
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3391-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3393-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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