In vitro culture of Taxus sp.: strategies to increase cell growth and taxoid production

Interest in Taxus species has increased since paclitaxel, an anticancer drug, was isolated from the bark of Taxus brevifolia (Pacific yew) in the 1960’s. Great effort has been carried out to establish an efficient callus cultures of Taxus species. Culture media must be optimized for each Taxus species, and in general, there is no one method that guarantees… CONTINUE READING