The Agrobacterium rhizogenes GALLS Gene Provides an Alternative Method to Transform Plants -- Hairy Root Composite Plant Systems in Root-Microbe Interaction Research -- Production and Biosynthesis of Bioactive Stilbenoids in Hairy Root Cultures -- Hairy Root Cultures of Rhodiola rosea to Increase Valuable Bioactive Compounds -- Production of Indole Alkalids in Catharanthus roseus L. Hairy Root Cultures -- Enhancement of Medicinally Important Bioactive Compounds in Hairy Root Cultures of Glycyrrhiza, Rauwolfia and Solanum through In Vitro Stress Application -- An Efficient Hairy Root System for Withanolide Production in Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal -- Hairy Root Culture of Nicotiana Tabacum (Tobacco) as a Platform for Gene Manipulation of Secondary Metabolism -- Synthesis of Benzylisoquinoline Alkaloids and Other Tyrosine Derived Metabolites in Hairy Root Cultures -- Mass Production of Transformed Hairy Root for Secondary Metabolites. - A Case Study of Panax ginseng Hairy Roots -- Production of Ginsenosides by Hairy Root Cultures of Panax ginseng.
This book provides the latest information about hairy root culture and its several applications, with special emphasis on potential of hairy roots for the production of bioactive compounds. Due to high growth rate as well as biochemical and genetic stability, it is possible to study the metabolic pathways related to production of bioactive compounds using hairy root culture. Chapters discuss the feasibility of hairy roots for plant derived natural compounds. Advantages and difficulties of hairy roots for up-scaling studies in bioreactors are included as well as successful examples of hairy root culture of plant species producing bioactive compounds used in food, flavors and pharmaceutical industry. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students working on the area of plant natural products, phytochemistry, plant tissue culture, medicines, and drug discovery..