Journal archive > 2005 > N 6, November-December

Biosynthesis of naphthoquinoine pigments in plants from Boraginaceae family in nature and in vitro culture

O. O. Poronnyk, V. A. Kunakh 

Literature data on the production of naphthoquinoine pigment, shikonin, by the intact plants and cell cultures derived from the members of Boraginaceae family have been reviewed. The results of our own studies on generation of highly productive Arnebia euchroma cell lines able to accumulate up to 20% of shikonin in dry biomass are presented. Data on localization, application of naphthoquinoine pigments, peculiarities and enzyme control of their biosynthesis and transportation within plant cells and in culture in vitro are summarized.

Recieved: 2005-03-16

Published at the site: 2006-12-21

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