Plant Biotechnology for Health: From Secondary Metabolites by Maria Alejandra Alvarez

By Maria Alejandra Alvarez

In this ebook emphasis should be installed the relevance of Plant Biotechnology for generating compounds of pharmaceutical and commercial relevance in particular the contribution of in vitro plant mobile cultures for generating recombinant proteins (molecular farming) and compounds produced through crops beneficial for human and animal well-being (secondary metabolites) might be mentioned. additionally the outline of a few technique held by way of entire crops could be integrated. the purpose might be to supply appropriate theoretical frameworks and the newest empirical learn findings for execs and researchers operating within the box of Plant Biotechnology, molecular farming and biochemical engineering.

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Since the 1980s, in vitro cultures became an important tool in basic and applied studies generating knowledge on plant metabolism and on the optimization of productive processes of metabolites in plant cells (phytofermentations). In a first period, research was mainly focused on the production of plant natural products by in vitro cultures of a specific species. : recombinant proteins). Chapter 6 of this book describes the application of in vitro cultures for molecular farming, which is the production of heterologous proteins of commercial interest in GMOs as transgenic plants.

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