Hygrophila erecta: In Vitro Culture and the Production of Verbascoside

  • M. Henry
  • J.-L. Roussel
  • C. Andary
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 21)


Verbascoside, or β-(3’,4’-dihydroxy-phenyl)-ethyl-O-α-L-rhamnopyranosyl (l→3)-β-D-(4-O-eaffeoyl)-glucopyranoside (Fig. 1), also called “Labiateae tannin”, belongs to the phenylpropanoid glycosides. These secondary metabolites, along with other compounds like flavonoids are known to enter as substrates for the enzymes causing browning of damaged plant cells or cells of some species when cultivated in vitro (see, for example, a previous work on rosmarinic acid in this series, De-Eknamul and Ellis 1988).


Suspension Culture Cell Suspension Culture Rosmarinic Acid Callus Line Hypocotyl Explants 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Henry
    • 1
  • J.-L. Roussel
  • C. Andary
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de BotaniqueFaculté des Sciences PharmaceutiquesToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de BotaniquePhytochimie et Mycologie, Faculté de PharmacieMontpellier CedexFrance

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