<i>In Vitro</i> Mass Propagation of <i>Heliotropium indicum</i> L., using Apical and Axillary Bud Explants

  • AKM Sayeed Hassan Biological Research Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka
  • Nadira Begum Biological Research Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka
  • Miskat Ara Akhter Jahan Biological Research Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka
  • Rahima Khatun Biological Research Division, BCSIR Laboratories, Dhaka
Keywords: Heliotropium indicum, Medicinal plant, Shoot proliferation, Micropropagation, Acclimatization

Abstract

A consequency was obtained for mass propagation of a valuable ayurvedic medicinal herb, Heliotropium indicum Linn. (Boraginaceae) through in vitro culture. Apical and axillary buds of young sprouts from selected plants were used as explants. Best shoot induction was observed on MS basal medium supplemented with 0.5 mg/l BAP + 0.1 mg/l GA3, in which 92% of the axillary buds explants produced 12 shoots per culture. Repeated subcultures in the same medium, resulted rapid shoot multiplication with 18 shoots per culture. In vitro raised shoots rooted on half strength MS medium with 0.5 mg/l IBA. For acclimatization and transplantation, the plantlets in the rooting culture tubes were kept in normal room temperature for 7 days before transplanting in pots where plantlets were reared for three weeks. The survival rate of regenerated plantlets was 85%.

Key words: Heliotropium indicum; Medicinal plant; Shoot proliferation; Micropropagation; Acclimatization.

DOI: 10.3329/bjsir.v45i1.5185

Bangladesh J. Sci. Ind. Res. 45(1), 69-74, 2010

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
511
PDF
330
How to Cite
Hassan, A., Begum, N., Jahan, M., & Khatun, R. (1). <i>In Vitro</i> Mass Propagation of <i>Heliotropium indicum</i&gt; L., using Apical and Axillary Bud Explants. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 45(1), 69-74. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjsir.v45i1.5185
Section
Articles