Cultivation of roots in bioreactors

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Abstract

Over the past few years, the number of reports of roots cultured in reactors has increased dramatically. This has provided much-needed information on the physical and metabolic requirements of cultured roots, and has established techniques for the manipulation of root tissue. Most of this work, however, is conducted on a relatively small scale (less than 5 l), and many are demonstrations as opposed to systematic studies. The real challenge of scale-up will be encountered when moving to the 100-1000 l scale, while maintaining dry tissue densities in excess of 10-20 (g dry weight) l-1. Achievement of this goal will require small-scale studies, focused on obtaining design and operational information, coupled with measurements of fundamental scale-up parameters in large-scale systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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Bioreactors
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  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering

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In: Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 205-210.

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