Adventitious root induction in Ophiorrhiza prostrata: a tool for the production of camptothecin (an anticancer drug) and rapid propagation

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Roots of Ophiorrhiza prostrata D. Don serve as a rich source of camptothecin (CPT), an anticancer drug. Because of the large-scale collection of its roots, the plant has become a threatened species. The present study accomplishes the induction of adventitious roots as a means for the production of CPT as well as for the large-scale propagation of this… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11816-008-0057-4

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