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Micropropagation of Vetiver Grass (Vetiveria zizanoides L. Nash): A Potential Plant for Environmental Conservation  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 193-196

High frequency shoot multiplication was obtained from isolated shoot tips of vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanoides L. Nash) cultured on Murashige and Skoog's basal medium supplemented with benzyladenine and a-naphthalene acetic acid. When different con...

PCR methods for the Distinction of some Wild and Cultivated species of Bauhinia  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 179-186

The genus Bauhinia L., is very variable in its habit and includes trees, lianas, and shrubs. These plants are very popular in warm regions for their gorgeous, orchid-like blossoms. The flowers exhibit enormous color variations both within and between...

Rapid Micropropagation of Cassia siamea  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 173-178

The present investigation deals with rapid micropropagation of Cassia siamea Lam. belonging to the family Caesalpiniaceae. This protocol was developed for multiplication by using shoot tip, cotyledonary node, and nodal explants derived from seedlings...

Conservation of Ceropegia oculata Hook. (Asclepiadaceae) by Micropropagation using Nodal Explants  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 167-172

An efficient in vitro shoot propagation method for starchy edible tuber producing asclepiad Ceropegia oculata Hook., categorized as an endangered and threatened in the Red Data Book of India and IUCN, was developed in this study. The cultures were es...

Influence of in vitro Mutagenesis on Ovule Culture and Plant Regeneration in Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 159-166

The effects of gamma rays, ethyl methanesulphonate (EMS) and sodium azide (SA) on ovule culture, growth rate of ovular callus and percentage of seedling regeneration were investigated. Based on preliminary experiments, 15 day-post-anthesis (dpa) ovul...

In Vitro Plant Regeneration via Direct Organogenesis in Pigeonpea, Cajanus cajan (L.)  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 153-158

Plant regeneration via direct organogenesis from apical shoot meristem of aseptically grown pigeonpea seedlings has been established. The protocol is simple, highly reproducible and shows regeneration frequency as high as 96.4%. This protocol has als...

In Vitro Clonal Propagaion of Citrullus colocynthis (Linn.) Schrad.- A Threatened Medicinal Plant  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 147-152

A rapid clonal propagation system has been developed for medicinally potent plant species Citrullus colocynthis (Linn.) Schrad through in vitro culture of mature nodal segments with axillary bud. Maximum number of multiple shoots (43.6 � 0.457) ...

Whole Plant Regenerartion from Caryopsis and Immature Inflorescence derived Callus of Finger Millet  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 137-146

Two explants, immature inflorescence and caryopsis of two varieties of finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) viz., CO 9 and CO 13 were cultured in MS medium with different growth regulator combinations to find out the suitable explant and cu...

In Vitro Propagation of Amaryllis and Zephyranthes Bulbous species using Household Tissue Culture Medium  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 131-136

The potential of household medium (HM) for micropropagation of Amaryllis and Zephyranthes using basal bulb scale segments was studied. The main aim of the present study was to reduce the cost of plant tissue culture medium by using locally available ...

Thidiazuron Enhanced Shoot Regeneration from different Varieties of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 125-130

The shoot regeneration capacity of three varieties of tomato viz., Pusa Ruby, Pusa Early Dwarf, and S-22 from two explants (cotyledons and hypocotyls) were tested on MS medium containing different concentrations of BAP, Kn, TDZ, 2-ip, and zeatin eith...

Direct Regeneration in Glossocardia bosvallea: A Medicinal Plant  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 119-124

In vitro plantlets were directly regenerated from nodal explants of Glossocardia bosvallea (L.f) DC on Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium supplemented with varied concentrations of BAP, NAA and KN. However, multiple shoots were generated from nodal ex...

Long-Term Field Performance of Micropropagated Aloe vera Plants  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 113-118

Long-term field performance of micropropagated, primary (tissue cultured plants) and secondary (suckers produced by tissue cultured plants) plants of Aloe vera plants was compared with control (non- tissue cultured plants) plants. The regenerated pla...

Transgene and its Expression in Transgenic Plants: A Review  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 3-4 2007, Pages: 105-112

Transgenic plants have the potential to increase crop yield and reduce pesticide use in agricultural systems. However, the benefits of transgenic technology will depend on maintaining and improving the agricultural performance of the modified plants ...

In Vitro Plant Regeneration of Crape Myrtle : An Ornamental Shrub  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2 2007, Pages: 101-104

Efficient method for plant regeneration via organogenesis from leaf explants of crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica L.) has been developed. Leaf explants devoid of petiole cultured on solid ms medium supplemented with phytohormones, released phenolic ...

Production of Asiaticoside from Callus Cultures of Centella asiatica (L) Urban  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2 2007, Pages: 97-100

Centella asiatica (L.) Urban belonging to the family Apiaceae is a perennial herb with high medicinal values in traditional and modern medicine especially as brain tonic, anti-tubercular and anti-leprotic. The main objective of this study was to opti...

Isolation of Phytosterols from Static Tissue Cultures of Cissus quadrangularis L. (Vitaceae)-A Potent Bone Healer  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2 2007, Pages: 93-96

Cissus quadrangularis, a threatened plant, commonly known as Hadjod, Asthisandhanjanni etc., contains high amount of anabolic steroidal substances. These anabolic steroidal substances give the plant its bone healing property. Hence, in the present in...

Effect of Colchicine on Callus Induction from Isolated Microspores in Hevea brasiliensis  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2 2007, Pages: 89-92

A method for the induction of haploid callus from isolated microspores of Hevea brasiliensis has been developed. The growth promoting effects of colchicine on callus formation was proved. Anthers at the late uni-nucleate to the early bi-nucleate stag...

Callus Induction and Plant Regeneration in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)  

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2 2007, Pages: 85-88

Callus induction through hypocotyls or sub-hypocotyls or cotyledonary explants is routine in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) where the explants are harvested after 8-10 days and were transferred on to callus induction media separately where callus prolif...

In Vitro Shoot Regeneration from Water Stress Tolerant Callus Culture of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2 2007, Pages: 79-84

A protocol was developed for in vitro shoot regeneration from water stress tolerant callus culture of tomato cv. solan vajar on MS medium supplemented with different concentrations and combinations of various auxins and cytokinins along with 100 g/l ...

Rhizofiltration of Cadmium and Lead by Hairy Root Cultures of Brassica juncea L. and the Influence of the Metals on Antioxidative Enzymes  ...

PLANT CELL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, Volume: 8, Issue: 1-2 2007, Pages: 73-78

Plant hairy roots induced by Agrobacterium rhizogenes can be used as a model system to study the uptake of heavy metals and the influence of metals on the antioxidative enzymes. Hairy roots induced in Brassica juncea L. Czern and Coss. when used for ...