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Research Project: Plant and Microbial Genetic Resource Preservation and Quality Assessment

Location: Plant and Animal Genetic Resources Preservation

Title: Role of secondary metabolites/antioxidants in vitro

Author
item Jenderek, Maria

Submitted to: Society for In Vitro Biology Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/20/2017
Publication Date: 6/10/2017
Citation: Jenderek, M.M. 2017. Role of secondary metabolites/antioxidants in vitro. Society for In Vitro Biology Proceedings. 2017 SIVB, 06/11-14/17, Raleigh, NC.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In literature, secondary metabolites are described as natural products, waste, phytopharmaceuticals, bioactive constituents or by-products of the primary metabolism. They occur in many plant genera and microorganisms in vivo and in vitro, and have complex chemical structures specific to the plants where they are found. Some of them are used in production of healthcare substances, food additives, flavor and color enhancers, nutraceuticals, fragrances and agrochemicals. Previously thought of as not being critical in plant functioning, they have a significant role in plant survival in their environment and in regulation of primary metabolic pathways. A large number of unique secondary metabolites have been identified; however, the function of many and their metabolic pathways are yet to be characterized. The session will discuss research on describing biosynthesis pathways of auxins and anthocyanins and the role of specific antioxidants in in-vitro plant cultures.