Javid A. Parray

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A complete protocol for the saffron cormlet production under in vitro conditions and subsequent flowering under greenhouse conditions is described. Highest number of cormlets (70.0 ± 0.30) per corm slice (explant) could be regenerated on Murashige and Skoog (MS) half strength medium supplemented with thidiazuron (TDZ) (20 µM), Indole acetic acid (IAA) (10(More)
The rhizosphere of plant species is an inimitable ecosystem that harbors an extensive range of microbes. Research in the wide areas of rhizosphere biotechnology highlighting new bioinoculants has received ample attention during recent past, and suitable expertises have been developed. However, the global recognition of such technologies by farmers is still(More)
This study pertains to the radical scavenging potential of and DNA protection by Helvella lacunosa, an edible mushroom from Kashmir Himalaya (India). Different solvents, on the basis of their polarities, were used to extract all solvent-soluble bioactive compounds. Seven different antioxidant methods were also used to determine extensive radical scavenging(More)
The co-cultivation of tissue explants with beneficial microbes induces numerous developmental and metabolic alterations in the resulting plantlets conferring enhanced tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses. In the present study we have co-cultivated plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) exhibiting multiple plant growth promoting activities with the(More)
The primary aspiration in the microbial observatory is to advance the understanding of freshwater bacterioplankton, whose diversity and population dynamics are currently the least understood off all freshwater planktonic organisms. Through identification and characterization of bacterial populations in a suite of fresh water bodies, we are able to gain(More)
Bergenia ciliata is one of the medicinally important and vulnerable plants of Kashmir Himalaya. A highly reproducible tissue culture protocol of B. ciliata vis-a-vis evaluating its biochemical attributes was studied. The best response for callus formation was obtained on Gamborg’s half strength medium with thidiazuron (2 mg/l) and 1-napthlene acetic acid (2(More)
The antimicrobial properties of morel compounds from wild edible mushrooms (Morchella esculenta and Verpa bohemica) from Kashmir valley was investigated against different clinical pathogens. The butanol crude fraction of most popular or true morel M. esculenta showed highest 19 mm IZD against E.coli while as same fraction of Verpa bohemica exhibited 15 mm(More)
The aim of current research was to evaluate the physiological adjustment in three medicinal herbs viz., Atropa acuminata, Lupinus polyphyllus and Hyoscyamus niger to the winter period characterised by intense UV flux in Kashmir valley across the North Western Himalaya. Quinolizidine (QA) and tropane alkaloid (TA) concentrations were analysed in these herbs(More)
Rheum emodi Wall is a well-known medicinal plant found on high altitudes. The plant is under tremendous anthropogenic pressure due to its over exploitation. In this context, biotechnological intervention particularly tissue culture is the need of hours for its conservation. In the present study, a successful and reproducible protocol was standardized for(More)
Herbs adapted to diverse climates exhibit distinct variability to fluctuating temperatures and demonstrate various metabolic and physiological adaptations to harsh environments. In this research, Rumex dentatus L. and Lavandula officinalis L. were collected before snowfall in September-November to evaluate variability in major phytoconstituents to diverse(More)