Plant molecular farming: Opportunities and challenges

Basaran P., Rodriguez-Cerezo E.

Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, vol.28, no.3, pp.153-172, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07388550802046624
  • Journal Name: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-172
  • Keywords: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Transgenic plants
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Production of foreign molecules in transgenic plants is anticipated to be an alternative to already established, microbial or animal expression systems with lower production costs. This article reviews the different technologies and approaches currently used to produce economically interesting molecules in plants or plant cell cultures, to evaluate their technical feasibility and economic implications, and to assess the potential socioeconomic and environmental impacts deriving from the adoption of molecular farming products. Copyright © Informa UK Ltd.