Plant cell culture technology has immense potential for the production of natural products, particularly medicines. It has also been shown effective in the micropropagation of elite plants. With the rapidly increasing interest in these products, a cohesive framework to better understand plant cell culture is urgently needed. This book is intended for plant scientists, biochemical engineers, natural product chemists and industrial microbiologists. It offers for the first time a clear, unified foundation that will enable workers in these fields to develop strategies for manipulating secondary metabolism of plant cell cultures. In so doing, the book serves to reconcile much of the confusing and even seemingly contradictory research that has been published on the topic so far.