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Title: In vitro establishment and maintenance of callus of Taxus wallichiana Zucc. for the production of secondary metabolites
Authors: Das, Kuntal
Dang, Raman
Ghanshala, Nagesh
Rajasekharan, P E
Keywords: Taxus wallichiana
Himalayan Yew
In vitro culture
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. cl.8A01H 4/00, A01H 7/00, A61K 36/13, A61P 35/00
Abstract: Callus cultures have been established from needles of aseptically germinated seeds of Taxus wallichiana Zucc. The callus was initiated and maintained on different medium with phytohormones. The study showed that fully defined Gamborgs B5 medium supplemented with 2,4-D (2.0 and 5.0 μM) and Kinetin (0.5 and 1.0 μM) was effective for both initiation and sustained growth of callus tissue whereas woody plant medium was very effective in ascertaining totipotency of the callus by showing organogenesis. The HPLC chromatographic evaluation revealed the presence of taxol (0.8499 %) in callus of the species.
Description: 150-153
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.7(2) [March-April 2008]

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