Sharma, P and Bhattacharya, Amita and Pandey, S and Nagar , P K and Ahuja, Paramvir Singh (2004) ABA associated biochemical changes during somatic embryo development in Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. Journal of Plant Physiology, 161 (11). pp. 1269-1276.

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The effect of ABA on reserve accumulation in maturing somatic embryos of tea was compared with and without ABA treatment. Changes in the levels of starch, total soluble sugars (TSS), proteins, and phenols were studied in the somatic embryos at different stages of development (globular, heart, torpedo and germinating embryos) in order to investigate whether ABA could trigger accumulation of storage reserves and thereby overcome the problem of poor germination. After ABA treatment (5.0 mg l-1) for 14 days, the starch and protein contents that were negligible in the untreated embryos increased by several fold with a simultaneous increase in TSS. When ABA treatment occurred at the heart stage, the germination of the embryos also improved, relative to untreated controls, after ABA treatment. ABA treatment prior to or after heart stage did not improve somatic embryo germination. & 2004 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Somatic embryo; Camellia sinensis; Tea; ABA; Reserve accumulation
Subjects: Plant Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2011 11:48
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2011 11:48

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