Propagation of Sandalwood (Santalum Album Linn) using Tissue and Organ Culture Technique

  • P. S. Rao
  • N. V. Raghava Ram
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 22)


A majority of the woody plants are difficult to propagate by vegetative means. Traditional methods such as rooting of the excised branches, and grafting, although successful in some instances, still has limitations and cannot be applied for all commercially valuable species. The technique of tissue and organ culture, especially the culture of organs and buds and the in vitro regeneration of whole plants through them, could be attempted as an alternate method in the propagation in woody plants (1).


Callus Tissue Stem Segment Green Fruit Hypocotyl Explants Hypocotyl Segment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. Rao
    • 1
  • N. V. Raghava Ram
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Morphogenesis and Tissue Culture Section Bio-Organic DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreTrombay, BombayIndia

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