TITLE

Micropropagation of Asam Karanda (Carissa carandas Linn)

AUTHOR(S)
Hasmah, Siti Nor; Bhatt, Arvind; Chan Lai Keng
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science;Feb2013, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p89
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An efficient micropropagation protocol was developed for C. carandas using nodal segment as the explants. Murashige and Skoog medium (MS), supplemented with 2.0 - 4.0 mg/L Benzylaminopurine (BA), induced an average of 3.6 - 5.5 shoots/explants but the number of multiple shoots formed was not significantly different. However, the addition of IB A combined with BAhad shown a reducing trend in the number of shoot being formed. The MS medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/L 3-Indolebutyric acid (IBA) was found to be effective for rooting of micro-shoots. After the acclimatization process, 84% ± 4.3% of the in vitro plantlets survived but there was a reduction in the number of survived plantlets (59 ± 3.7%) after 4 weeks of incubation in the green house condition.
ACCESSION #
87645996

 

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