Modern aspects of Plant in Vitro Technology
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Medicinal plants are exploited since time immemorial due to health benefits they offer. Lack of cultivation practices and over-harvesting from wild provoke plant scientists to establish alternate platforms for the reliable and consistent production of these elite medicinal plant species. “Plant in vitro technology” provides a most promising platform for the production of chemically consistent plantlets for further biotechnological implications. However, the emergence of omics technologies, molecular biology, metabolic engineering and synthetic biology has revolutionized the field of life sciences. These are modern aspects of life sciences which are considerably influencing plant in vitro technology and phytochemical production. An application of these technologies is expanding horizons for an understanding of metabolic pathways involved in the biosynthesis of precious biologically active ingredients and their cost-efficient production.
Although the applications of these bioproduction techniques have been used for several years in the pharmaceutical sector, these scientific concepts also have huge potential in the cosmetics sector.
Plant biotechnology, In vitro culture, Elicitation, Phytomedicine, Gene expression
- Dr Bilal Haider Abbasi, LE STUDIUM Research Fellow / ARD2020 Cosmetosciences Programme
FROM: Quaid-i-Azam University (Department of Biotechnology) - PK
IN RESIDENCE AT: Biomolecule and Plant Biotechnology (BBV) EA2106 (University of Tours) / Laboratory of Woody Plants and Crops Biology (LBLGC) EA1207 | INRA USC1328 (University of Orléans) - FR
- Pr Nathalie Guivarc'h,
Biomolecule and Plant Biotechnology (BBV) EA2106 (University of Tours) - FR
- Dr Christophe Hano,
Laboratory of Woody Plants and Crops Biology (LBLGC) EA1207 | INRA USC1328 (University of Orléans) - FR
- Dr Randolph Arroo, De Montfort University - UK
- Dr Elizbeth Fuss, Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, University of Tübingen - DE
- Pr Stéphane Maury, Laboratory of Woody Plants and Crops Biology (LBLGC) - FR
- Pr Sergio Ochatt, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) - FR
- Dr Agnieszka Szopa, Jagiellonian University - PL