Plant Cell Culture for Phytochemical Production: Pros and Cons
Plant cell cultures are small factories that synthesize commercially important phytochemicals like ginsenosides, paclitaxel, and other compounds that are used as flavors, dyes, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, pigments, etc. Conventional propagation of plants is subjected to variety of pests, environmental challenges and poor management practices which adversely affect the quality and yield of these precious phytochemicals. Plant cell culture platform offers considerable advantages and advancements over conventional phytochemical production techniques. However, during culture development, the yield of metabolites is generally low due to poor understanding of various factors that affect the biosynthetic pathway. Therefore, various strategies have been developed and reported to enhance biosynthesis of these phytochemicals in plant cell cultures.
LE STUDIUM Research Fellow / ARD 2020 - Cosmetosciences Programme
Dr Bilal Haider Abbasi
FROM: Quaid-i-Azam University - PK
IN RESIDENCE AT: Biomolecule and Plant Biotechnology (BBV), EA 2106, University of Tours - FR
& Laboratory of Woody Plants and Crops Biology (LBLGC), EA 1207 / INRA USC 1328, University of Orléans - FR