Godbole, S and Sood, A and Sharma, Madhu and Nagar , P K and Ahuja, Paramvir Singh (2004) Starch deposition and amylase accumulation during somatic embryogenesis in bamboo (Dendrocalamus hamiltonii ). Journal of Plant Physiology, 161 (2). pp. 245-248.

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Summary In monocots, the zygotic embryo is protected and nourished by an endosperm. In the present study starch deposition and amylase accumulation was noticed during somatic embryogenesis in stem callus of a bamboo, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii. SEM studies revealed that starch grains were clearly visible in the scutellum during the maturation stage of the somatic embryo. As the somatic embryo developed further, the scutellum got reduced with corresponding increase in amylase. The amylase activity was tested periodically at different developmental stages of embryos. The role of scutellum in somatic embryos for starch deposition and amylase accumulation is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amylase - bamboo - Dendrocalamus hamiltonii - scutellum - somatic embryo - starch deposition
Subjects: Plant sciences
Plant Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 06:08
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2012 11:35
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1

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