Cloning Protocol of Aloe vera as a Study-Case for “Tailor-Made” Biotechnology to Small Farmers

  • LH. Campestrini University Federal of Santa Catarina
  • S. Kuhnen University Federal of Santa Catarina
  • PMM. Lemos University Federal of Santa Catarina
  • DB. Bach Naturama Sucos Integrais do Brasil Ltd.
  • P.F. Dias University Federal of Santa Catarina
  • M. Maraschin University Federal of Santa Catarina

Abstract

Aloe vera has been used worldwide both for pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries due to the plethora of biological activities of some of its metabolites. A study case is reported focusing on the development of a cloning protocol of A. vera to provide propagation material with superior quality to the private sector in southern Brazil, i.e., A. vera juice industry. Such biotechnological approach afforded ca. 4,300 plantlets from 20 explants, over a 6-month period, overcoming the drawback of the lack of propagation material. Typically, the results have led to the increase of the cultured area and juice production of that species coming true the goal of the partnership between the public and private sectors herein involved. The transference of the resulting technology was successfully performed to the company and a patent covering the biotechnological process has been recently requested to official organisms on behalf of the partners.

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Author Biographies

LH. Campestrini, University Federal of Santa Catarina
Plant Morphogenesis and Biochemistry Laboratory – University Federal of Santa Catarina – CCA, P.O. Box 476, 88049-900, Phone: 55-48-3331-5328, Florianopolis – SC, Brazil.
S. Kuhnen, University Federal of Santa Catarina
Plant Morphogenesis and Biochemistry Laboratory – University Federal of Santa Catarina – CCA, P.O. Box 476, 88049-900, Phone: 55-48-3331-5328, Florianopolis – SC, Brazil.
PMM. Lemos, University Federal of Santa Catarina
Plant Morphogenesis and Biochemistry Laboratory – University Federal of Santa Catarina – CCA, P.O. Box 476, 88049-900, Phone: 55-48-3331-5328, Florianopolis – SC, Brazil.
DB. Bach, Naturama Sucos Integrais do Brasil Ltd.
Naturama Sucos Integrais do Brasil Ltd. Estrada Geral Santa Rita, s/n - Fazenda Cafezal, 88.490-000, Phone: 55-48-3223-3265, Paulo Lopes – SC, Brazil
P.F. Dias, University Federal of Santa Catarina
Department of Cell Biology, Embryology and Genetics, CCB - University Federal of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis – SC, Brazil.
M. Maraschin, University Federal of Santa Catarina
Department of Cell Biology, Embryology and Genetics, CCB - University Federal of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis – SC, Brazil.
Published
2006-12-30
How to Cite
Campestrini, L., Kuhnen, S., Lemos, P., Bach, D., Dias, P., & Maraschin, M. (2006). Cloning Protocol of Aloe vera as a Study-Case for “Tailor-Made” Biotechnology to Small Farmers. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 1(5), 76-79. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/cas4
Section
Case Studies