In Vitro Strategies for Conservation of Plant Diversity in India

  • Pramod Tandon
Conference paper

The Indian Sub-continent has been identified as one of the world’s ‘mega-diversity’ regions with two ‘hotspots’, namely, the Western Ghats/Sri Lanka and the Indo–Burma region (covering the Eastern Himalayas) (Myers et al., 2000). About 33% of the Indian flora is endemic to the country and is confined to the Western Ghats, Northeast, Northwest Himalayas, and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. However, in recent years, many a plant species including several unique and irreplaceable varieties has been under the threat of extinction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pramod Tandon
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia

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