Embryoids from Mesophyll Protoplasts of Vinga Mungo L. Hepper, a Seed Legume Crop Plant

  • R. R. Sinha
  • K. Das
  • S. K. Sen
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 22)


Isolation and culture of seed legume protoplasts of the most important group of crop plants which supply the bulk of food protein to the vegetarian population of the world, have proved difficult. There is only one report where limited success in anther derived cultured tissue protoplasts of Dolichos biflorus has been achieved (1). The present communication deals with our success of inducing embryogenesis in calli from leaf mesophyll protoplasts of Vinga mungo, a widely cultivated seed legume crop of the Indian subcontinent.


Plant Cell Culture Globular Structure Mesophyll Protoplast Seed Legume Leaf Mesophyll 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Sinha
    • 1
  • K. Das
    • 1
  • S. K. Sen
    • 1
  1. 1.Programme in Genetical Research, Botany DepartmentBose InstituteCalcuttaIndia

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