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The major objectives of this study were to investigate an efficient rapid protocol for mass propagation of adventitious shoots of brahmi using semisolid and liquid cultures; and to assess the amount of bacoside A accumulated in the regenerated shoots. Leaf explants were grown in vitro on Murashige and Skoog semisolid medium supplemented with 0.5, 1.0, 1.5,(More)
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is an important medicinal plant mainly used for the treatment of neurological disorders and depression. Recent investigations revealed that bacoside A is major chemical component shown to be responsible for memory facilitating action of brahmi. The current investigation was carried out to assess the potential for increasing biomass(More)
Withanolides are biologically active secondary metabolites present in roots and leaves of Withania somnifera. In the present study, we have induced adventitious roots from leaf explants of W. somnifera for the production of withanolide-A, which is having pharmacological activities. Adventitious roots were induced directly from leaf segments of W. somnifera(More)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. (Indian ginseng) is an important medicinal plant which yields pharmaceutically active compounds, namely withanolides. This study deals with the optimisation of the adventitious root suspension culture of W. somnifera for the production of biomass and withanolide-A. We investigated the effects of macro elements (NH(4)NO(3),(More)
Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. is a highly important medicinal plant producing anthraquinones (emodin and physcion) and phenolic compounds which has pharmaceutical use. In vitro seedling explants such as roots, internodals, nodals and leaves were inoculated with A. rhizogenes strain KCTC 2703. Transformed roots were induced from internodals and leaf explants.(More)
The gymnemic acid contents in various organs of Gymnema sylvestre were investigated by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) method. The results shows that the content of gymnemic acid in various organs, obviously different, was 54.29, 31.66, 28.82, 27.67, 25.39, 20.56 and 1.31 mg·g−1 DW in shoot tips, flowers, nodes, leaves, internodes, roots and(More)
Withania somnifera is an important medicinal plant that contains withanolides as bioactive compounds. We have investigated the effects of macroelements and nitrogen source in hairy roots of W. somnifera with the aim of optimizing the production of biomass and withanolide A content. The effects of the macroelements NH4NO3, KNO3, CaCl2, MgSO4 and KH2PO4 at(More)
This work deals with optimisation of adventitious root suspension culture of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal (Solanaceae) for the production of biomass and withanolide A and we investigated the effect of carbon source and the initial medium pH on growth and production of withanolide A in adventitious root cultures of Withania somnifera. A 2% sucrose(More)
Momordica charantia is an important vegetable crop and is also used in traditional medicine. The production of secondary metabolites from hairy root cultures of Indian M. charantia (IMC) and Korean M. charantia (KMC) along with their biological activities (antioxidant and antimicrobial activities) were compared. The explants (leaves, cotyledons, hypocotyls,(More)