Tissue Culture Studies on Amaranthus viridis

  • M. Zain-ul-Abedin
  • Amtul Nafees
  • A. Mahmood
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 8)


Amaranthus viridis is a plant that is very widely distributed in our country, grows easily, and is eaten by low-income groups. It has been found that the proteins of this plant, like most other plants, are deficient in some essential amino acids. We were able to develop cultures from the cut-end parts of this plant tissue. The commonly used media were modified to achieve good and fast growth. Results have been obtained on the techniques, histology, chromosomal, and biochemical studies which indicate that the plant could be useful as a research tool to study problems in crop improvement at the cellular level.


Essential Amino Acid Callus Formation Callus Tissue Squash Preparation Tissue Culture Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Zain-ul-Abedin
    • 1
  • Amtul Nafees
    • 1
  • A. Mahmood
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological Research Center Tissue Culture LaboratoryUniversity of KarachiKarachiPakistan

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