Studies on Alkaloid Formation in Plant Cell Cultures After Treatment with a Yeast Elicitor

  • P. Brodelius
  • M. A. Collinge
  • C. Funk
  • K. Gügler
  • I. Marques


Interactions between plants and microbial pathogens may result in various defense reactions within the infected plant. Elicitors are important in triggering these reactions. Similar responses may take place in plant cell suspension cultures after addition of pathogen-derived elicitor preparations to the culture medium. An increasing number of studies on the effects of elicitors on secondary metabolism of plant cell cultures may be found in the literature.


Cell Suspension Culture Secondary Metabolism Alkaloid Production Elicitor Treatment Isoquinoline Alkaloid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Brodelius
  • M. A. Collinge
  • C. Funk
  • K. Gügler
  • I. Marques
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of BiotechnologySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyHönggerberg, ZürichSwitzerland

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