An in vitro study on micropropagation of Cymbidium orchids

Kannan, N (2009) An in vitro study on micropropagation of Cymbidium orchids. Current Biotica, 3 (2). pp. 244-250. ISSN 0973-4031

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Micropropagation of plants through tissue culture has become a significant and informative technique to reproduce and make the availability of crops, orchids and ornamental plants that are otherwise difficult to propagate traditionally by seed and /or vegetative means. Matured and specified explants were manipulated to give rise the multiple numbers of the original or parental plant under specialized physicochemical or environmental conditions and allow them to regulate the growth of the explants. The applications of tissue culture has the few limitations over the propagation techniques such as cost of production, choice of crops restricted to species with acceptable micropropagation and reproducibility protocols. In vitro micropropagation technique has many unique advantages than the conventional propagation methods such as rapid multiplication of valuable genotypes, expedition’s release of improved varieties, fast production, germplasm conservation and facilitating their easy international exchange. In vitro techniques are persuasive tools for plant breeders in all the fields of promoting the performance of agriculture, horticulture and floriculture plant yield. Attention to the tissue culture micropropagation of Cymbidium orchid has evolved due to its importance throughout the world. The plants produced through this technology provide much export potential as they are shipped internationally with limited quarantine restrictions and it has the prospective for developing new cultivars of Cymbidium species (Hyndman, 1987).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2011 08:55
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 11:02

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