Prakash S. Naik

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Efficacy of phloroglucinol in promoting growth and development of in vitro-derived shoot tips was studied in six potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) genotypes. Different concentrations of phloroglucinol (0, 0.08, 0.4, 0.8, 1.2 and 1.6 mM) were tested in combination with either 0.1 or 0.2 M sucrose in shoot tip proliferation medium based on MS (Murashige and(More)
Thirty-eight Indian potato varieties and fifty-two advanced hybrid lines were analyzed for cytoplasm types using both plastid and mitochondrial genome specific markers. Indian genotypes thus analysed could be broadly grouped into 4 cytoplasm types i.e. T/β (69), W/α (18), W/γ (1) and A/ɛ (2). The T/β type cytoplasm, typical of common cultivated potato (ssp.(More)
Combined effects of sucrose, mannitol and photoperiod on microplant conservation were studied in four potato genotypes belonging to two different groups viz., Tuberosum and Andigena. Minimal growth medium was based on Murashige and Skoog (MS) supplemented with 6 different concentrations of sucrose (30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 gl-1) with 4 different(More)
The in vitro microplant growth of two potato genotypes viz., Kufri Jyoti and Kufri Chandramukhi was affected by inoculation density. After 2 weeks of culture, maximum microshoot length and number of roots/microplant were observed at an inoculation density of five single node cuttings per culture tube. There was difference in response between the genotypes(More)
Random amplified polymorphic DNA markers were used to distinguish and characterize 20 Indian potato cultivars. A total of 198 scorable fragments were amplified using 10 random primers, only two of which were monomorphic. Similarity values among the cultivars ranged from 0.33 to 0.80. A primer having resolving power above 7.4 was sufficient to distinguish(More)
The role of potassium nutrition in microtuber production was investigated in two potato cultivars belonging to different maturity groups. Alterations were made in Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium to obtain seven concentrations of potassium (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 mM), and their effects were studied on microtuber number, microtuber mass and harvest(More)
A study was conducted to generate fingerprints of thirty-two Indian potato cultivars using capillary electrophoresis based semi-automated simple sequence repeat analysis. Five fluorescent-tagged primer pairs (STPOACUTR, LEGAST1, STPOAC58, STM0030 and STM0031) used in this study yielded 43 alleles at 16 different loci, showing multi-loci resolving character.(More)
 Efficacy of silver thiosulfate (STS) in reducing ethylene-induced culture abnormalities during minimal growth conservation of microplants was studied in seven potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) genotypes. Different concentrations of STS (0, 1.5, 3.0, 4.5, 6.0, 7.5 and 9.0 μg ml–1) were tested in minimal growth medium based on MS medium supplemented with 20 g(More)
Nutrient-encapsulation technique using in vitro grown nodal segments was developed as an alternative method for distribution of potato germplasm. The nodal cuttings of two potato genotypes, Kufri Jyoti and Kufri Lauvkar, were encapsulated in calcium-free Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium containing either 2 or 3 % sodium alginate and 0, 1, 2 or 3 %(More)