Althaea officinalis L. (Marshmallow): In Vitro Culture and the Production of Biologically Active Compounds

  • I. Ionkova
  • A. W. Alfermann
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 28)


The genus Althaea belongs to the family Malvaceae and includes 12 species (Trease and Evans 1978), which are located mainly in Europe, with the exception of the Scandinavian countries, and the Near East (western and north Asia). They are cultivated mainly in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Hungary, and Russia, and have been introduced in North and South America (Uphof 1968).


Suspension Culture Hairy Root High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Root Culture Uronic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Ionkova
    • 1
  • A. W. Alfermann
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PharmacyMedical AcademySofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Institut für Entwicklungs- und Molekularbiologie der PflanzenHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

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