Studies of Steroidal Sapogenins from Yucca aloefolia L. In Vivo and In Vitro Tissue Cultures

  • Pushpa Khanna
  • Paresh V. Purohit
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 22)


The genus Yucca is among the promising source with regard to their valuable steroidal sapogenin contents. Variety of Yucca species have been examined by wall M.E. and co-workers (1–5). Tomova and Panova (6) has examined sapogenins from leaves of Yucca aloefolia L. grown in Bulgaria. Recently Bedour and co-workers (7) have reported seasonal variation in sapogenin contents of Y. aloefolia. We have investigated steroidal sapogenin contents of Y. aloefolia L., leaves rhizomes, flowers and its eight month old callus tissue established on revised Murashige and Skoog’s (RT) medium from leaves.


Callus Tissue Growth Index Growth Index Ethylacetate Methanol Steroidal Sapogenin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pushpa Khanna
    • 1
  • Paresh V. Purohit
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of P1. Physiology and Biochemistry Department of BotanyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia

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