Thuruthiyil Dennis Thomas

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Malaxis acuminata is a terrestrial orchid that grows in shady areas of semi-evergreen to shrubby forests. It is highly valued for its medicinal properties as dried pseudo-bulbs are important ingredients of several Ayurvedic preparations. In this study, adventitious shoot buds were induced from internodal explants of M. acuminata grown on Murashige and Skoog(More)
Triploid nature of endosperm is the characteristic feature of angiosperms and is formed as a result of triple fusion. Present review discusses the morphogenic response and production of triploid plantlets by endosperm culture. Both mature and immature endosperm used for culture initiation responded differently in cultures. A key factor for the induction of(More)
An efficient plant regeneration protocol has been developed from embryogenic callus derived from cotyledonary explants of Clitoria ternatea Linn., an important medicinal climber species. Optimum embryogenic callus (75 %) was induced on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 2 mg/l 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2, 4-D). On subculturing the(More)
 A continuously growing callus was obtained from immature endosperm of Morus alba L Cv S-36 cultured on Murashige and Skoog medium containing 5 μm 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. Shoot buds were produced when the callus was subcultured on a medium containing a cytokinin or a cytokinin and 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). The maximum number of shoots was(More)
Justicia gendarussa is a valuable medicinal plant and various parts of this plant are pharmaceutically used for the treatment of different diseases. In vitro regeneration of shoot buds was obtained from culture of nodal cuttings as well as shoot regeneration from callus. The nodal cuttings differed in shoot proliferation in terms of percentage of explants(More)
Young healthy cotyledon and leaf explants of Rhinacanthus nasutus (L.) Kurz. were incubated on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 1.0–5.0 mg/l 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) either alone or in combination with 0.3–1.5 mg/l indole-3-butyric acid (IBA). The optimum callus induction (100 %) was observed from cotyledon explants on MS(More)
A rapid micropropagation protocol through induced multiple shoots from the cotyledonary explant of mulberry (Morus alba L) is described. The highest number of shoots (20.3) was obtained when explants from 14-d-old embryos were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 7 μM thidiazuron for 45 d. Of the three cultivars used, cv. S-36 was(More)
Mulberry (Morus alba L.) is a dioecious plant. In vitro sex modification in mulberry by using two chemicals, viz., ethrel and silver nitrate, is described. 2-Chloroethylphosphonic acid (ethrel) and silver nitrate were filter sterilized and added to Murashige and Skoog (1962) medium supplemented with 5 µM 6-benzyl amino purine (BA). Ethrel applied at(More)
Leaf regeneration via direct induction of adventitious shoots obtained from an endangered medicinal plant, Curculigo orchioides Gaertn. by pretreating with thidiazuron. C. orchioides is an endangered medicinal herb belonging to the family Hypoxidaceae. Direct inoculation of leaf pieces on MS medium supplemented with various concentrations of BAP (2–8 μM) or(More)
An efficient micropropagation protocol based on multiple shoot induction and callus regeneration has been standardized in Sarcostemma brevistigma, a rare medicinal plant. The nodal cuttings were cultured on MS medium supplemented with BA (0.5–8 μM) or Kn (0.5–8 μM) alone or in combination with NAA (0.5–1.5 μM). Maximum multiple shoot induction was observed(More)