Somaclonal Variation in Rauwolfia

  • V. A. Kunakh
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 36)


Rauwolfia (Apocynaceae family) species are distributed in tropical regions of Africa, Central and South America, Australia, and Southeast Asia. Altogether, the genus covers 140 species, most of which are shrubs, less frequently trees up to 18–21 m in height (R. macrophylla Stapf and R. caffra Sond), or intermediate forms up to 6 m high (R. vomitoria Afzel).


Somatic Embryogenesis Somaclonal Variation Intact Plant Total Alkaloid Alkaloid Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Kunakh
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  1. 1.Institute of Molecular Biology and GeneticsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine

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