The inhibitory effect of Ca2+ on the flavonoid production of Tetrastigma hemsleyanum suspension cells induced by metal elicitors

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Tetrastigma hemsleyanum suspension cells were treated with four metal salts to screen suitable elicitors for the promotion of plant cell biomass and flavonoid production. The effects of calcium ions (Ca2+) on induction were also studied. It was found that the most effective elicitors were 50 μM of the heavy metal ion copper (Cu2+) and 100 μM of the rare… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11627-013-9516-x

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