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The population of many splendid orchids is reducing from their natural habitats at an alarming rate and their conservation is becoming a matter of global concern. Asymbiotic seed germination has been applied for ex situ conservation of rare, endangered and threatened orchid taxa and could provide rapid means their multiplication. In the present study(More)
A successful cryopreservation protocol for the long-term conservation of protocorms of two threatened and vulnerable orchids, Cymbidium eburneum Lindl. and Cymbidium hookerianum Rchb. f., was developed using encapsulation–dehydration. Protocorms were osmoprotected in liquid Murashige and Skoog medium (MS) containing 0.7 M sucrose for 20 h at 25 ± 2°C on a(More)
Malaria control is compromised worldwide by continuously evolving drug-resistant strains of the parasite demanding exploration of natural resources for developing newer antimalarials. The northeastern region of India is endemic for malaria characterized by high prevalence of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum strains. Many plants are used by the(More)
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