Callus Culture and Plant Regeneration from Seedling Explants of Pergularia daemia (Forsk) Chiov

Research paper by C. Kiranmai, V. Aruna, S. Karuppusamy, T. Pullaiah

Indexed on: 30 Dec '12Published on: 30 Dec '12Published in: Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology


Callus cultures were established from seedling explants of Pergularia daemia (Forsk) Chiov on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with different concentrations of auxins. Optimal callus developed from leaf explants on MS medium supplemented with 2,4-D (2 mg l−1) + 2iP (0.1 mg l−1), was used for morphogenesis. Adventitious shoots were regenerated (70%) from the calli on MS medium supplemented with NAA (0.1 mg l−1)+ BAP (2 mg l−1). Individual shoots were rooted on half strength MS medium supplemented with 0.1 mg l−1 IBA. Plantlets with well developed roots were successfully transferred to soil and 50% of the transferred plants survived.