Saikat Gantait

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To induce variation through chromosome doubling in Gerbera jamesonii Bolus cv. Sciella, two-week-old in vitro grown shoots were treated with various concentrations of colchicine (0.01, 0.05, 0.10, 0.50 or 1% w/v) for 2, 4 or 8 h. Treated shoots were then cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 8.8 μM 6-benzyladenine (BA) and 155 μM(More)
The present review illustrates the implementation of synthetic seed technology for mass propagation and short-term storage of several medicinal plants, popularly grown throughout the world. Biotechnology-based research with special reference to in vitro plant cell and tissue culture intervention created a new outlook in terms of mass propagation, germplasm(More)
An innovative protocol on accelerated in vitro propagation and acclimatisation was developed in Aloe vera L. Culture was initiated with rhizomatous stem where Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium fortified with 0.5 mg L(-1) α-naphthalene acetic acid and 1.5 mg L(-1) N(6)-benzylaminopurine (BAP) promoted earliest shoot induction. Maximum shoot multiplication was(More)
The present investigation was carried out to evaluate 33 rice landrace genotypes for assessment of their salt tolerance at seedling stage. Growth parameters like root length, shoot length and plant biomass were measured after 12 days of exposure to six different levels of saline solution (with electrical conductivity of 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 dS m −1).(More)
The present review illustrates the pharmacological properties and production of planting materials through in vitro organogenesis of Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni). The plant is native to Paraguay; however, the main producers of stevia are Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, Brazil, Malaysia and India. This plant is recorded as having a non-caloric natural(More)
An accelerated protocol for large-scale propagation of Dendrocalamus asper, an edible bamboo, has been described. Seven axillary shoots were induced in vitro from each excised tender node (15–20 mm in length) containing single axillary bud when nodal segments were inoculated in semisolid Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium fortified with 5 mg/l(More)
Protocorm-like bodies (PLBs) were induced directly at high frequency from wounded surface of Anthurium andreanum cv. CanCan shoot tip-ends, used as explants. In order to obtain PLB directly, the influence of different types and concentrations of cytokinins were evaluated. Amid the cytokinins, N6-(∆2-isopentenyl)-adenine (2-iP) at a concentration of 15 μM(More)
The present study evaluates the effect of six loading solutions and five vitrification solutions (VS) and their time of exposure on the survival of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) polyembryoids in liquid nitrogen (LN). In vitro grown polyembryoids of oil palm were successfully cryopreserved by vitrification with 45% survival. Individual polyembryoids, isolated(More)
In the present study, we report the in vitro development of polyembryoids with identification of a definite stage that can be used for subsequent uniform plantlet regeneration in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). Induction and maturation of polyembryoids was accomplished when cell suspension culture was transferred in MS (Murashige and Skoog, Physiol(More)