SECONDARY METABOLITES FROM ORGANIZED ATROPA BELLADONNA CULTURES.

Robert M. Hamilton, Jeffrey Lang, Henrik Pedersen, Chee Kok Chin

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Abstract

Regenerated root cultures of Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade) are used in an efficient format for the production of tropane alkaloids. Shake flasks were employed to convert selected, embryogenic callus lines to embryos that in turn form roots. Tropane alkaloids were found only in association with the roots, reaching about 0. 2% of the dry weight. A novel membrane-based culture system in the form of small 'boats' enables continuous callus cultivation for semicontinuous operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiotechnology and Bioengineering Symposium
EditorsCharles D. Scott
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Pages685-698
Number of pages14
Edition17
ISBN (Print)0471627623
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameBiotechnology and Bioengineering Symposium
Number17
ISSN (Print)0572-6565

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Hamilton, R. M., Lang, J., Pedersen, H., & Chin, C. K. (1986). SECONDARY METABOLITES FROM ORGANIZED ATROPA BELLADONNA CULTURES. In C. D. Scott (Ed.), Biotechnology and Bioengineering Symposium (17 ed., pp. 685-698). (Biotechnology and Bioengineering Symposium; No. 17). John Wiley & Sons.