Torok Screens Plants for Natural Products
Source: LBNL TABL and Dan Hawkes
A team of Earth scientists including ESD’s Tamas Torok demonstrated that in vitro biodiversity is sufficiently broad enough to be used for natural plant product screening. In vitro cultures showed enough biodiversity to serve as a faster, cheaper, and more stable alternative to intact plants for natural product screening.
To read more, go to: http://today.lbl.gov/2015/01/21/screening-plants-for-potential-natural-products/
Citation: Kuchuk, N.V., V.B. Belokurova , N.A. Matvieieva, A.A. Peterson, M.Y. Vasylenko, I.M. Kurchenko, L.E. Kurbatova, T. Torok, and J.C. Hunter-Cevera (2014), Screening plant biodiversity in vitro for new natural products. Industrial Biotechnology. 10(5), 363–368; DOI:10.1089/ind.2014.0015.