Biotechnology Techniques

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 281–282 | Cite as

A simple and rapid method for selection of high diosgenin yielding clones ofDioscorea deltoidea callus

  • G. A. Ravishankar
  • S. Grewal


Antimony pentachloride has been used to detect high diosgenin producing callus and cell clones ofDioscorea deltcidea grownin vitro. Using this method high yielding cultures, with a potential to produce up to 1.86% diosgenin, were selected.


Diosgenin Tropane Tropane Alkaloid Central Food Technological Research Institute Antimony Pentachloride 
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© Science & Technology Letters 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Ravishankar
    • 1
  • S. Grewal
    • 2
  1. 1.Autotrophic Cell Culture DisciplineCentral Food Technological Research InstituteMysoreIndia
  2. 2.Regional Research LaboratoryPlant Tissue Culture SectionJammu-TawiIndia

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