Cultivated tobacco (nicotiana tabacum) and its close australian relative nicotiana benthamiana, Are preferred species in molecular farming due to their favourable features: Non-food crops, Easy tissue regeneration, High productivity, Rich secondary metabolism
and availability of genetic tools.
When the plant is elicited, one of two actions occurs: certain elements classified as non-essential are present in the ion flux, and they can stimulate SM synthesis; or NEEs present in a minimum quantity exert pressure in the cell that favors a secondary metabolism
Anthelmintic activities of plants are majorly useful due to unique secondary metabolism
During an attack or infection, for many plants, the secondary metabolism
accelerates; the biosynthesis of new compounds (phytoalexins) takes place and the concentration of the already existing compounds increases .
The richness and diversity of the secondary metabolism
in this group add valuable bioactive molecules with pharmaceutical activity.
plant secondary metabolites as an information channel mediating community-wide interactions, and metabolic engineering and synthetic biology of plant secondary metabolism
This canbe explained by the absence of the specific elicitorphytoalexinfor the gene expression of these plants, since it is of secondary metabolism
products that is required phenotypic changes elicited by the action of biotic or abiotic agents.
Plant secondary metabolism
and challenges in modifying its operation: an overview.
Influence of carbohydrates on secondary metabolism
in Fusarium avenaceum.
Previous studies have shown that the species of the Annonaceae family exhibit a great diversity of substances produced by their secondary metabolism
Another important issue is the knowledge of biochemical changes occurring during the cell development that may aid in the morphogenetic process during the cultivation, besides allowing the identification of substances of the primary and secondary metabolism
Gut microflora, particularly in the colon, play host to bacteria that can significantly influence aspects of human health through their secondary metabolism