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In vitro clonal multiplication of turmeric (Curcuma spp.) and ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.)


Rhizome buds, excised from threeCurcuma spp., and ginger, inoculated aseptically on MS medium with varying levels of BAP and kinetin, produced multiple shoots. For shoot multiplication, a concentration of 3.0 mg/l BAP was found to be optimum for all the species.In vitro plants were successfully established in the field and were morphologically uniform. A simple method to extend the subculture interval was used and its relevance to germplasm conservation is discussed.

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Communicated by G. C. Phillips

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Balachandran, S.M., Bhat, S.R. & Chandel, K.P.S. In vitro clonal multiplication of turmeric (Curcuma spp.) and ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.). Plant Cell Reports 8, 521–524 (1990).

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  • Kinetin
  • Clonal Multiplication
  • Multiple Shoot
  • Shoot Multiplication
  • Zingiber Officinale