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Attention for Chapter 103: Production of Secondary Metabolites Using Plant Cell Cultures
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Chapter title
Production of Secondary Metabolites Using Plant Cell Cultures
Chapter number 103
Book title
Food Biotechnology
Published in
Advances in biochemical engineering biotechnology, January 2008
DOI 10.1007/10_2008_103
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-54-070535-2, 978-3-54-070536-9

Iryna Smetanska, Smetanska, Iryna


Plant cell cultures represent a potential source of valuable secondary metabolites which can be used as food additives, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. The synthesis of phytochemicals by the cell cultures in contrast to these in plants is independent of environmental conditions and quality fluctuations. In many cases, the chemical synthesis of metabolites is not possible or economically feasible. Moreover, the natural food additives are better accepted by consumers in contrast to those which are artificially produced. In this chapter, the process for obtaining the secondary metabolites from plant cell cultures is represented as a multi-stage strategy, and each link should be described according to specifications of cell cultures or products. For the establishing of high-producing and fast-growing cell lines, the parent plants should be selected. The expression of synthetic pathways can be influenced by environmental conditions, the supply of precursors, and the application of elicitors, and it can be altered by special treatments such as biotransformation and immobilization. The efficiency of bioprocessing can be increased by the simplification of methods for product recovery, based on the principle of continuous product release into the cultivation media. This can be induced through influencing membrane permeability by chemical or physical factors, e.g., high electric field pulses. The combined research in the fields of establishment of in vitro cultures, targeting of metabolite synthesis, and development of technologies for product recovery can exploit the potential of plant cells as sources of secondary metabolites.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Unknown 100 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Researcher 7 7%
Professor 5 5%
Other 16 15%
Unknown 29 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 48 46%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 8%
Engineering 4 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Other 6 6%
Unknown 33 32%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 February 2022.
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