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Title: In vitro propagation of tikhur (Curcuma angustifolia Roxb.): A starch yielding plant
Authors: Shukla, S K
Shukla, Susmita
Koche, Vijaya
Mishra, S K
Keywords: Curcuma angustifolia
micropropagation
micropropagation
shoot bud
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8 A01H4/00
Abstract: In vitro regeneration of Curcuma angustifolia Roxb. was achieved through shoot meristem culture. The shoot buds (2-3 cm long) from rhizome were inoculated on MS medium supplemented with 3.0 mg/L BAP for initiation and elongation of shoots. As a result, 1.87±0.28 shoots per explant were produced These shoots were transferred on MS medium supplemented with 3.0 mg/L BAP and 25 mg/L adenine sulfate for further shoot multiplication. About 6.9±0.69 micro-shoots per explant were produced with in 6 wk. The roots appeared from shoots on shoot establishment as well as multiplication media. The rooted plants were transferred to pots and acclimatized, which showed 83% survival with normal growth.
Page(s): 274-276
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Source: IJBT Vol.06(2) [April 2007]

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