Sennosides A and B production by hairy roots of Senna alata (L.) Roxb.

Waraporn Putalun, Suwat Pimmeuangkao, Wanchai De-Eknamkul, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yukihiro Shoyama

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Hairy roots of Senna alata transformed with Agrobacterium rhizogenes, strain ATCC 15834 were induced and grown in half-strength Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium. Effects of sucrose contents and hormones on the growth and sennosides A, B production were investigated. Hairy roots cultured on hormone-free half-strength MS medium containing 5% sucrose under dark condition mostly stimulated the growth of hairy roots and increased the content of sennosides A and B yielding (169 ± 4) and (34 ± 3) μg g -1 dry wt, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-371
Number of pages5
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section C Journal of Biosciences
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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