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Chapter 43 Natural Products and Metabolites

Part 7. A Production System for Industrial and Pharmaceutical Proteins

  1. Kazufumi Yazaki

Published Online: 15 JUL 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0470869143.kc039

Handbook of Plant Biotechnology

Handbook of Plant Biotechnology

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Yazaki, K. 2004. Natural Products and Metabolites. Handbook of Plant Biotechnology. 7:43.

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  1. Laboratory of Gene Expression, Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2004


In this chapter, a holistic overview of biotechnology on plant secondary metabolism, including the molecular biology and metabolic engineering by genetic manipulation, is provided, as well asalong with the mechanisms of secondary metabolite accumulation and transport. Examples of metabolic engineering are also introduced in each section of the metabolite group.


  • secondary;
  • plant cell;
  • tissue culture;
  • alkaloids;
  • terpenoids;
  • phenylpropanoids;
  • flavonoids;
  • quinines;
  • transcriptional regulator