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Phenolic compounds and somatic embryogenesis in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture (Impact Factor: 2.61). 01/2007; 90(1):25-29. DOI: 10.1007/s11240-007-9243-2

ABSTRACT Studies of phenolic compounds were performed during cell suspension cultures in relation with the induction of embryogenic
structures in two cultivars of cotton. Coker 312 produced embryogenic structures, unlike R405-2000 which was found to be a
non-embryogenic cultivar. Embryogenesis induction in Coker 312 was strongly linked to a higher content of caffeic, ferulic
and salicylic acids and to the appearance of p-coumaric acid, benzoic acid, trans-resveratrol, catechin and naringenin.

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