Thakur, R and Sood, A and Nagar , P K and Pandey, S and Sobti, R C and Ahuja, Paramvir Singh (2005) Regulation of growth of Lilium plantlets in liquid medium by application of paclobutrazol or ancymidol, for its amenability in a bioreactor system: growth parameters. Plant Cell Reports, 25 (5). pp. 382-391. ISSN 0721-7714

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Effect of growth retardants (paclobutrazol or ancymidol) was studied in Lilium plantlets growing in liquid culture. A significant increase in leaf chlorophyll, epicuticular wax, plant dry weight and bulb starch contents were found in plantlets treated with growth retardants. A similar increase in the number of leaves, roots and bulbs was also noted. However, total leaf area and the fresh weight increased only marginally. These features resulted in robust plantlets that showed significantly improved ex vitro survival. Based on these features, a comprehensive index (CI) was calculated as a measure of quality of the plantlets, and it correlated well with their ex vitro survival. Treatment of plantlets with 3.4 μM paclobutrazol was found to be the best and its carry over effects were also minimal.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: growth retardants; paclobutrazol; ancymidol; micropropagation; 6-benzyladenine; liquid culture; chlorophyll; epicuticular wax; Culture; Proliferation; Regeneration; Propagation; Retardants; Resistance; Shoot
Subjects: Nutraceuticals
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 10:00
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 10:00

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