Piramila, B. H. M., Prabha, A. L., Nandagopalan, V.
Trichosanthes cucumerina L. is an important medicinal plant belonging to the family cucurbitaceae. It is an annual climber. It contains wide range of medicinal properties like anti-diabetic, anthelmintic, anti-cardiac failure, hypoglycemic, anti-fertility, anti-inflammatory and against to HIV. Present investigation was carried out with a view to standardize an in vitro culture technique for propagation of Trichosanthes cucumerina L. Shoot tips and nodal explants from healthy grown plants were used as explants and cultured on MS media alone and MS media supplemented with different concentrations of cytokinins- kinetin(KIN) and benzyl amino purine (BAP) for shoot proliferation. High frequency of shoot proliferation was observed in MS media supplemented with KIN 2mg/l + IBA 1.0 mg/l and best rooting was observed in MS media along with IBA 2.0 mg/l.
Trichosanthes Cucumerina L. Nodal Segment, Cytokinin, Benzyl Amino Purine
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Piramila, B. H. M., Prabha, A. L., & Nandagopalan, V. (2014). An Investigation on the In Vitro Propagation of Trichosanthes cucumerina L. - An Important Medicinal Plant. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(3), 8-13.