Kandhan Varutharaju

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An efficient protocol for direct shoot organogenesis has been developed for the medicinal plant Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult. Regeneration was achieved from leaf segments of 20 days old in vitro plantlets raised on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium containing 0.25-2.0 mg L(-1) thiadiazuron (TDZ), 3% sucrose, and 0.8% agar. After 21 days of culture(More)
An improved Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated genetic transformation of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal was developed using the bacterial strain R1000 with leaf segment explants of in vitro raised plantlets. Out of the three strains used (R1000, MTCC 2364 and MTCC 532), the strain R1000 proved to be more efficient than others. Among the different conditions(More)
Withanolides are a group of naturally occurring steroidal lactones present in roots and leaves of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Withanolides possesses a wide range of pharmacological activities including anticancer to treat various neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. In recent years, several(More)
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