Improved isoflavonoid production in Pueraria candollei hairy root cultures using elicitation

Latiporn Udomsuk, Kanokwan Jarukamjorn, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Waraporn Putalun

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The effect of abiotic and biotic elicitors (methyl jasmonate, chitosan, salicylic acid, Agrobacterium, and yeast extract) at various concentrations on total isoflavonoid accumulation was studied in the hairy root cultures of Pueraria candollei. All elicitors stimulated isoflavonoid production. Yeast extract (0.5 mg/ml) was the most efficient giving total isoflavonoids at 60 ± 1 mg/g dry wt, which was 4.5-fold higher than control hairy roots on day 3 of elicitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalBiotechnology letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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