Aro Vonjy Ramarosandratana

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The influence of carbon sources and polyethylene glycol combined with 0.45 and 0.9% (w/v) of gellan gum on the maturation of maritime pine somatic embryos was tested. The effect of the carbon source and polyethylene glycol varied widely between lines. One out of the five lines tested showed a striking response to polyethylene glycol (PEG) treatment; the(More)
Sections from mature zygotic embryos of Norway spruce exhibited different capacities for somatic embryo initiation. The upper hypocotyl part (Zone 2) was the most embryogenic, followed by the lower hypocotyl (Zone 3) and the apical zone (Zone 1); the root part (Zone 4) never initiated embryonal-suspensor masses (ESM). The embryogenic capacity of mature(More)
Embryonal-suspensor mass (ESM) initiation from zygotic embryo sections was not affected by explant orientation whatever the type of external auxin used. Thus, polar auxin transport might not be directly involved in the control of somatic embryo formation. Application of 40 µM 2,3,5-triiodobenzoic acid (TIBA) suppressed ESM initiation in hypocotyl sections.(More)
BACKGROUND Known worldwide as the "traveler's tree", the Malagasy endemic species Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn. (Strelitziaceae) is considered as an iconic symbol of Madagascar. It is a widespread species in the eastern part of the country with four different varieties which are well represented in Ambalabe community. All of them are used for different(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional medicine remains the only health care available in many rural areas in Madagascar like the rural community of Ambalabe, located in a very remote area in the eastern part of the country. With limited access to modern medicine, the local population uses medicinal plants to treat most diseases. In this study, we aimed to inventory(More)
BACKGROUND This paper reports a study undertaken in three remote communities (Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka), located in Sakaraha, Southwestern Madagascar. Not only villages are far away from sanitary infrastructures and doctors but drugs and consulting fees are unaffordable to villagers. They rely essentially on natural resources for health care as for(More)
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