Improvement of artemisinin production by chitosan in hairy root cultures of Artemisia annua L.

Waraporn Putalun, Wanwimon Luealon, Wanchai De-Eknamkul, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yukihiro Shoyama

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Abstract

Artemisinin production by hairy roots of Artemisia annua L. was increased 6-fold to 1.8 μg mg-1 dry wt over 6 days by adding 150 mg chitosan l-1. The increase was dose-dependent. Similar treatment of hairy roots with methyl jasmonate (0.2 mM) or yeast extract (2 mg ml-1) increased artemisinin production to 1.5 and 0.9 μg mg-1 dry wt, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1146
Number of pages4
JournalBiotechnology letters
Volume29
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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