IN-VITRO GERMINATION AND SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS VIA TISSUE CULTURE STUDIES OF TAVERNIERA CUNEIFOLIA (ROTH) ARN.Abstract
Taverniera cuneifolia (Roth) Arn. licorice of India comprises similar phytochemical constituents majorly the Glycyrrhizic acid (GA) that of plant Glycyrrhiza glabra L. but has been least studied in terms of their commercial applications. GA from the root extracts of T. cuneifolia exhibits promising anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and anti-germ tube formation protection and other cytotoxic activities. To examine the same, present study experiments on methods for 1. Development of somatic embryo from root culture 2. To regenerate plants using root cultures. The experimental results showed the shoot initiation and increased rate of root growth, ranging from 65.4% to 89.3%, while plant regeneration from somatic embryos was 82.6% when cultures in ¼th strength Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium with 2% sucrose as a supplement. The study results in proliferate germination of seeds in respective media and suggests that T. cuneifolia could be used as a substitute of G. glabra in the practice of efficient mass production of plants from a single mother plant.
Department of Pharmacognosy, Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Erandwane, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
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