Industrial Proteins Produced from Transgenic Plants Chapter uri icon


  • Industrial proteins include those used for industrial applications such as purification, diagnostics and enzymes for industrial processes. Enzymes as natural products are obtained from animal, plant and/or microbial tissues. When the industrial enzyme business began, enzymes were primarily obtained from plant and animal sources. However, today the bulk of commercial enzymes are derived from microbial sources either natural or recombinant. As a result, the extraction of commercial enzymes from plant and animal tissue has declined in recent years and continues to decline.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hood, E. E., & Woodard, S. L.

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Hood, Elizabeth E||Woodard, Susan L

editor list (cited editors)

  • Hood, E. E., & Howard, J. A.

Book Title

  • Plants as Factories for Protein Production

publication date

  • January 2002