Natural Products from Plant Cell Cultures

McCoy, Elizabeth and O'Connor, Sarah E. (2008) Natural Products from Plant Cell Cultures. In: Natural Compounds as Drugs. Progress in Drug Research, 65 . Springer, pp. 329-370.

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Plants produce complex small molecules - natural products - that exhibit anticancer, antimalarial and antimicrobial activity. These molecules play a key role in human medicine. However, plants typically produce these compounds in low quantities, and harvesting plant natural products is frequently expensive, time-consuming and environmentally damaging. Plant cell culture provides a renewable, easily scalable source of plant material. In this chapter we discuss the successes and pitfalls associated with natural product production in plant cell cultures.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Synthetic Chemistry (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 15:22
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2024 10:30
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-7643-8117-2_9

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