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Cell Biology
Comparative analysis and identification of secondary metabolites in cell and tissue culture of cotton Gossypiuni arboreum L
1Ergashev A.-K. E., 1Vesmanova O. Ya., 2Najimov U. K., 2Rashkes A. M., 3Rashkes Ya. V.
  1. Institute of Experimental Biology of Plants, Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR
    Tashkent, USSR
  2. Tashkent V. I. Lenin State University,
    Tashkent, USSR
  3. Institute of Chemistry of Plant Substances, Academy of Sciences of the Uzbek SSR
    Tashkent, USSR


Callus culture was obtained from the explants of hypocotyl of cotton G. arboreuni L., cell suspension was obtained from the callus culture. Secondary metabolites in the obtained cell and tissue cultures were comparatively analyzed and identified. The obtained cell and tissue cultures were rich in stigma sterol, fucosterol, esters of sterols and triterpe-noids as well as in admixture of amirine and possibly ubiquinone-9. Secondary metabolites synthesized in the cell suspension of cotton are of interest in connection with the possibility to use suspension in biotechnology for obtaining different biologically active substances or their sum in specific proportions.


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