Plant regeneration of Clitoria ternatea from leaf explants cultured in vitro

Mohamed, N. and Taha, R.M. (2011) Plant regeneration of Clitoria ternatea from leaf explants cultured in vitro. Journal of Food Agriculture & Environment, 9 (3-4). pp. 268-270. ISSN 1459-0255

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Abstract

Tissue culture studies of medicinal plant Clitoria ternatea (butterfly pea) was carried out to investigate the regeneration potential of this species in vitro. Leaf explants from aseptic seedling were cultured on Driver and Kuniyuki (DKW) medium together with different concentrations and combinations of hormones napthalene acetic acid (NAA) and benzyl aminopurine (BAP) to achieve regeneration. The economic importance of this species includes use as anticonvulsant, antidepressant, indigestion, constipation, arthritis and eye ailments, as a cover crop and as an ornamental plant in Malaysia. The results obtained showed that BAP induced shoots while NAA induced roots.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Driver and Kuniyuki (DKW) medium economic hormones medicinal plant ornamental plant and tissue culture micropropagation propagation fabaceae
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 00:56
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 00:56
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10759

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