Expression study on Steviol Glycoside Synthesis Produced in Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) in TIS RITA System
Steviol glycosides contained in Stevia leaves have considerable potential uses for the natural sweetener industry due to its antidiabetic properties, hence a large number of plant source is required to supply the industry. In this study, Dr. Rizkita Rachmi Esyanti and colleagues evaluated the effect of far-red LED induction towards biomass growth, multigene expression related to steviol glycosides, and its derivatives, and also the metabolites produced in Stevia rebaudiana. The result showed that the increment of biomass and some gene expressions in high far-red LED RITA ®️ was higher compared with control RITA ®️, reporting the system with a far-red LED induction in TIS RITA®️ was proven to give a positive effect towards stevia shoots growth and greater metabolites production (stevioside and rebaudioside-A) up to 37.15% and 22.99%, respectively.
Melviana, A.C., R.R. Esyanti, R.H. Setyobudi, M. Mel, P.G. Adinurani and J. Burlakovs. 2021. Gene Expression related to steviol glycoside synthesis produced in Stevia rebaudiana (Bert.) shoot culture induced with high Far-Red LED light in TIS RITA®️ bioreactor system. Sarhad J. Agric., 37(1): 1-8.
Full paper is published in Sarhad Journal of Agriculture: http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.sja/2021/220.127.116.11
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Shoots before and after cultivation (Source: Melviana et al., 2021)
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