Elicitation and Metabolism of Phytoalexins in Plant Cell Cultures

  • W. Barz
  • S. Daniel
  • W. Hinderer
  • U. Jaques
  • H. Kessmann
  • J. Köster
  • K. Tiemann
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 18)

Abstract

In the last decade cell suspension cultures of higher plants have convincingly been established as very suitable experimental systems to study the biosynthesis, the enzymology and the metabolic regulation of the accumulation of secondary plant constituents. Numerous compounds of very different chemical structure have been isolated from such cultures and in some cases cell cultures have turned out to be high accumulating systems of secondary plant products (Barz et al 1977, Barz and Ellis 1981, Yamada and Fujita 1983, Berlin 1984, Whitaker and Hashimoto 1986).

Keywords

Chitosan NADPH Glucan Biotransformation Glucoside 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Barz
    • 1
  • S. Daniel
    • 1
  • W. Hinderer
    • 1
  • U. Jaques
    • 1
  • H. Kessmann
    • 1
  • J. Köster
    • 1
  • K. Tiemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Biochemie der PflanzenWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterGermany

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