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Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 93–96 | Cite as

Micropropagation of safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), a rare Indian medicinal herb

  • S. D. Purohit
  • Ashish Dave
  • Gotam Kukda
Research Note

Abstract

In vitro clonal multiplication of safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. et. Fernand.), a rare Indian medicinal herb, has been achieved on Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium supplemented with 22.2 μM benzyladenine using young shoot bases as explants. Shoots multiplied at a rate of four-fold every 3 weeks. All shoots rooted when transferred to MS medium with 3/4-strength inorganic and organic constituents and 9.8 μM indolebutyric acid and 67% of the micropropagated plants were successfully established in pots. Such plants produced normal fasciculated storage roots as in wild plants.

Key words

clonal multiplication tissue culture aphrodisiac herb 

Abbreviations

BA

6-benzyladenine

2,4-d

2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

IAA

indoleacetic acid

IBA

indolebutyric acid

MS

Murashige and Skoog (1962)

NAA

α-naphthaleneacetic acid

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. D. Purohit
    • 1
  • Ashish Dave
    • 1
  • Gotam Kukda
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of BotanyM.L. Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia

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