Pandey, S and Nagar , P K (2002) An efficient liquid culture system for tea shoot proliferation. Biol.Plant, 45. pp. 291-4.

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The efficiency of thidiazuron in promoting tea shoot proliferation in liquid medium was evaluated. As compared to 6-benzyl adenine which induced hyperhydricity in the proliferated shoots in liquid medium, a progressive increase in the multiplication rate together with healthy shoot growth was achieved when thidiazuron (2.5 to 5.0 μM) was used instead of 6-benzyl adenine. Of the different liquid volumes compared in 250 ml Erlenmyer flasks, 20 ml was the most effective. While an increase in the multiplication rate coupled with normal but healthy shoots was observed under static and agitated conditions at this volume of liquid medium, hyperhydricity was induced in 50 ml liquid medium. Therefore, 20 ml static liquid medium with subculture periods at an interval six to eight weeks seems to be a cost and labour effective process as compared to the existing protocols involving solid media with subculture periods at 4 weeks interval.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Camellia sinensis, hyperhydricity, liquid medium, thidiazuron
Subjects: Plant Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 10:24
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 10:24

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