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Bioprocess Engineering: Basic Concepts, Third Edition by Matthew DeLisa, Fikret Kargi, Michael L. Shuler

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13. Bioprocess Considerations in Using Plant Cell Cultures

The use of plant cell cultures for production of useful compounds is an intriguing possibility, and examples of commercial processes using plant cells have emerged in the last 15 years. Effective bioreactor preparation of elite plants is another application of bioprocesses technology employed with plants. Understanding the response of plant cells and organized tissues to bioprocess choices is critical to the commercial use of plant cell tissue culture.

13.1. Why Plant Cell Cultures?

The plant kingdom is very diverse. Many thousands (>200,000) of chemicals are produced only in plants, and certain chemicals are produced only by a single plant species. The biosynthetic capabilities of plant ...

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