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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2010

Pages :   1099-1102

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Thidiazuron Induced Direct Regeneration from Leaf Explants of Scoparia dulcis L. – A Pharmaceutical Plant



Address:   Karthikeyan Subbarayan1, Rajagopal Kalyanaraman1, Prathima Badrinarayanan1, Rajasekaran Murugan2, Gowri Karthik1 and Gomathee Ravichandran1
1Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, VELS University, Chennai-600117, India
2Group of Soil Biology and Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, Nordbhanhof str 1a, D-37213 Witzenhausen, Germany
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ABSTRACT:
Leaf explants of Scoparia dulcis L. gave rise to multiple shoots when cultured on MS medium supplemented with different concentrations of TDZ and IAA. The highest rate of shoot multiplication was obtained in MS medium containing 4.0 µM TDZ and 1.0 µM IAA (26.6 ± 0.98). Differentiated shoot buds elongated to 5.8 cm in 21 days in 9 µM KIN amended medium. The regenerated shoots were rooted on half-strength MS basal medium with different concentrations of IBA and IAA. The maximum number of roots was achieved on the medium containing 2.8 µM IBA. In vitro regenerated plantlets were transferred to plastic pots containing coco peat as a potting mix and were thereafter successfully established under ex vitro conditions. The survival percentage of transplanted plantlets was 90.6%.
KEYWORDS:
Scoparia dulcis, medicinal plant, leaf explants, micropropagation, Thidiazuron.
Cite:
Karthikeyan Subbarayan, Rajagopal Kalyanaraman, Prathima Badrinarayanan, Rajasekaran Murugan, Gowri Karthik, Gomathee Ravichandran. Thidiazuron Induced Direct Regeneration from Leaf Explants of Scoparia dulcis L. – A Pharmaceutical Plant. Research J. Pharm. and Tech.3 (4): Oct.-Dec.2010; Page 1099-1102.
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