Progress and Prospects of Hairy Root Research

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    Nature’s own genetic engineer Agrobacterium rhizogenes was discovered more than 40 years ago, and an increasing number of publications on the use of hairy roots in biotechnology have been published since – with more than 85% of all the publications during the past 15 years. Hairy roots have been successfully exploited in various fields in biotechnology, including secondary metabolite research, recombinant protein production, and bioremediation, to mention a few.
    In the following chapter, we will deal with the current state of the art of hairy root research starting from evolutionary facets of hairy root generation and host-bacteria association to a range of applications where hairy roots are efficiently exploited.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHairy Roots
    Subtitle of host publicationAn Effective Tool of Plant Biotechnology
    EditorsV. Srivastava, S. Mehrotra, S. Mishra
    Pages3 - 19
    ISBN (Electronic)978-981-13-2562-5
    ISBN (Print)978-981-13-2561-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


    • hairy root
    • history
    • applications
    • secondary metabolites
    • bioreactor


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