Protocols for In Vitro Cultures and Secondary Metabolite Analysis of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

Volume 547 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology pp 81-92


In Vitro Propagation of Two Tuberous Medicinal Plants: Holostemma ada-kodien and Ipomoea mauritiana

  • S. Pillai Geetha
  • , A. V. Raghu
  • , Gerald Martin
  • , Satheesh George
  • , Indira Balachandran

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Medicinal plants are sources of important therapeutic aid for healing human diseases. The depletion of the wild resources has prompted conservation, propagation, and enhancement of resources for  medicinal plants. Micropropagation offers an alternate method to propagate and improve medicinal plants through selection of high-yield lines and their efficient cloning. This chapter describes cost effective and efficient protocols that have been successfully applied for the micropropagation and large-scale production of quality planting material in two important tuberous medicinal plants viz., Holostemma ada-kodien Schult. and Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.

Key words

Holostemma ada-kodien Ipomoea mauritiana Micropropagation, Tuberous medicinal plants