Metabolic engineering and applications of flavonoids

Gert Forkmann, Stefan Martens

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During the past decade, the increasing knowledge of flavonoid biosynthesis and the important function of flavonoid compounds in plants and in human and animal nutrition have made the biosynthetic pathways to flavonoids and isoflavonoids excellent targets for metabolic engineering. Recent strategies have included introducing novel structural or regulatory genes, and the antisense or sense suppression of genes in these pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Biotechnology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2001


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