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  • International Symposium on Mangrove Ecology and Biology, Kuwait Institute for Science Research. Kuwait; 01/2001
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    Indian Forester. 01/2000; 126(11):1222-1230.
  • S. Dhenuka, P. Balakrishna, Ajith Anand
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    ABSTRACT: Curculigo orchioides Gaertn is an important medicinal plant of commercial value. A protocol for indirect regeneration from the leaf explants was developed. The leaf explants on MS (Murashige & Skoog) basal medium fortified with 6-benzylaminopurine (9μM) gave rise to proliferating green callus. The calli regenerated shoots on subculturing in the MS medium with 1.1μM 6-benzylaminopurine which was the optimum concentration for multiplication. Rooting was observed in MS medium supplemented with α-napthaleneacetic acid (5.3μM), indole-3-butyric acid (1.2μM), and on MS basal medium free of plant growth regulators. The rooted plants were hardened and transferred to field with 80% survival.
    Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology 07/1999; 8(2). · 0.81 Impact Factor
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    Ajith Anand, C. Srinivasa Rao, P. Balakrishna
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    ABSTRACT: Rapid multiplication in Syzygium travancoricum, an endangered tree species was achieved from nodal explants on Murashige and Skoog''s (MS) medium supplemented with Woody Plant Medium (WPM) micronutrients and plant growth regulators. Multiple shoot induction from young 1–2-year-old seedlings was observed on basal medium supplemented with 17.7 M benzyladenine and 1.3 M -naphthalene acetic acid. A high number of multiple shoots (25 shoots/nodal explant) was observed by the third subculture on multiplication medium. The dark brown nodular callus obtained from in vitro grown shoots through axillary buds regenerated at a high frequency when transferred to 1/2 strength basal medium. The plants rooted on 1/2 strength basal medium supplemented with 1.1 M indole-3-acetic acid and were transferred to the field with 40% survival.
    Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 12/1998; 56(1):59-63. · 2.61 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Micropropagation ofUraria picta, a leguminous herb, was achieved through axillary bud culture and nodal callus culture. Bud break was best when nodes were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (1962) (MS) medium supplemented with 2.6 μM α-naphthalene acetic acid and 4.4 μM N6-benzyladenine. Optimum shoot multiplication was observed in adenine sulphate at 2.47 μM concentration. Competent callus was initiated around the nodal ring of the explant on the basal medium supplemented with cytokinins and auxin (α-naphthalene acetic acid and N6-benzyladenine), which regenerated into new profusely growing shoots on transferring to 0.13 μM N6-benzyladenine. Shoots elongated to 5 node length with 1.11 μM N6-benzyladenine were rooted on half-strength MS basal medium. The rooted plants were successfully established with 80% survival. About 400 such plants were transferred to the field.
    In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant 01/1998; 34(2):136-140. · 1.16 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: . Micropropagation of Porteresia coarctata Tateoka, a wild relative of rice with useful genetic traits of salinity and submergence tolerance, was achieved through nodal segment culture. Woody Plant (WP) medium supplemented with benzyladenine (5.5 μm) and kinetin (2.3 μm) gave the greatest response to initiation and multiplication. The multiplication rate of 11 shoots/explant with an average shoot length of 3.5 cm was observed after 8 weeks of culture period. The rooting response was observed simultaneously in the multiplication media, but subsequent establishment was poor. When the in vitro raised shoots were transferred to optimal 1/2 WP and 1/2 MS media with 10.7 μmα-naphthaleneacetic acid, the rooting response was enhanced. Such rooted plants were hardened successfully under field conditions.
    Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 01/1998; 17(4):231-235. · 2.06 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: An in vitro propagation protocol has been developed for Excoecaria agallocha L. (Euphorbiaceae), a mangrove species. Nodal segments were used for axillary shoot proliferation. One shoot from each node of bimodal explants was observed 3 weeks after inoculation. The best axillary sprouting was seen on a newly formulated medium containing BA, Zeatin and IBA in concentrations of 13.3 mM, 4.65 mM and 1.23 mM, respectively. The new medium, first used in this study, has a specific composition of major nutrients, MS micronutrients and iron compounds. Nodal segments from rooted cuttings and seedlings responded better than those of mature tree explants. Multiple shoot induction was complemented with efficient shoot elongation, and repeated subculture of binodal segments from axillary shoots resulted in 10–12 shoots per explant in 3 months. Rooting was achieved by growing shoots in the new medium with 0.23 mM IBA. Regenerated plants were successfully acclimatized to the natural environment, and about 85% of plantlets survived under ex vitro conditions. This is the first report of micropropagation in the genus Excoecaria and also in mangrove tree species.
    Plant Cell Reports 01/1998; 17(0721-7714):861–865. · 2.94 Impact Factor