IMMOBILIZED PLANT CELLS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIOCHEMICALS.

Robert Hamilton, Henrik Pedersen, Chee Kok Chin

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Abstract

The utilization of plant cell bioreactors for the production of high-value fine and specialty chemicals is a new area of biotechnological research. This work focuses on the analysis of growth and productivity in gel-entrapped plant cells using Daucus carota and Petunia hybrida as model systems. Comparisons are made with corresponding free-cell suspensions and it is found that growth and productivity are optimal in a temperature range between 22 and 28 degree C and that the levels of secondary-product formation are dependent on the auxin levels in the reaction media. A reactor configuration that has been found to be versatile and easy to operate is also depicted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiotechnology and Bioengineering Symposium
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Pages383-396
Number of pages14
Edition14
ISBN (Print)047181332X
StatePublished - 1984

Publication series

NameBiotechnology and Bioengineering Symposium
Number14
ISSN (Print)0572-6565

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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