Cryopreservation of Alkaloid-Producing Cell Cultures of Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus).


A procedure for cryogenic storage of alkaloid producing cell lines of periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don., has been developed. The procedure differs from established cryopreservation protocols in several aspects. Specifically, 4-day-old suspension subcultures of three cell lines were precultured in nutrient media supplemented with 1 molar sorbitol… (More)


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@article{Chen1984CryopreservationOA, title={Cryopreservation of Alkaloid-Producing Cell Cultures of Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus).}, author={THH. Chen and Kutty K. Kartha and Nadia L Leung and Wolfgang G. W. Kurz and Kenneth B. Chatson and Friedrich Constabel}, journal={Plant physiology}, year={1984}, volume={75 3}, pages={726-31} }