Role of Metabolic Engineering in the Synthesis of Plant Secondary Metabolites
Innovations in Microbiology and Biotechnology Vol. 5,
21 April 2022
Now a days, metabolic engineering has become a new promising tool for the improved production of secondary metabolites. The intermediate products of metabolism are termed as metabolites and the metabolism is a set of life sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of organisms. Bacteria, archaea, and eukaryatic are microbes which have been known to inhibit almost all ecological riches of the earth. They are mainly characterized by their capability to produce secondary metabolites. Many of the secondary metabolites possess a wide range of biological activities and are of great interest to the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and food industries. Biotechnology has opened up new doors for applying potential, efficient and beneficial microbiomes producing secondary metabolites in industrial, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and allied sectors. The chapter mainly focuses on various methods and metabolic engineering to improve the yield of secondary metabolites and scale-up production of the selected secondary metabolite. The main objectives of the study are to distinguish among different plant secondary metabolites, sources, functions, and biotechnological applications of these metabolites and microbial secondary metabolites.
- Metabolic engineering
- phenolic compounds