Credit Seminar on Plant Molecular Farming

Plant molecular farming is defined as the production of proteins or other metabolites valuable to medicine or industry in plants traditionally used in an agricultural setting. Plants can synthesize a wide variety of proteins that are free of mammalian toxins and pathogens. Plants produce large amount of biomass at low cost and require limited facilities. Since plants have long been used as a source of medicinal compounds, plant molecular farming represents a novel source of molecular medicines, such as plasma proteins, enzymes, growth factors, vaccines and recombinant antibodies, whose medical applications are understood at a molecular level. Bio-pharming promises plentiful and cheaper supplies of pharmaceutical drugs, including vaccines for infectious diseases and therapeutic proteins for treatment of such as cancer and heart disease. “Plant-made pharmaceuticals” (PMPs) are produced by genetically engineering the plants to produce specific compounds, generally proteins, which are extracted and purified after harvest. Here, I have discussed in detail about different species of plants used for plant molecular farming, different methods used for insertion of gene of interest into plant system, different proteins and metabolites that can be produced using plant molecular farming which are of therapeutic and industrial importance. Lastly I have discussed about the bio-safety and ethical issues related to plant molecular farming.

Name of the Student : Varadendra B Mazumdar
Reg No: 1741210010
Batch : M.Tech II Year 
Name of the Guide : Mr.P.Rathinasabapathi