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
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 547)

Summary

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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