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Rajeli (AAB), a commercially valuable Indian banana cultivar, is presently under the threat of extinction due to various diseases, warranting development of the strategies for its conservation and incorporation of disease resistance. This elite genotype was successfully regenerated in vitro via establishment of cell suspensions followed by somatic(More)
The drug L-DOPA has been widely used against Parkinson’s disease and is extracted from plants. Due to the increasing demand of this drug, new plant sources need to be discovered in addition to the existing sources. The paper embodies results on Mucuna monosperma, which can be a promising candidate for L-DOPA. The seed powder of this plant contains 5.48% of(More)
Tagetes patula L. (Marigold) hairy roots were selected among few hairy root cultures from other plants tested for the decolorization of Reactive Red 198. Hairy roots of Tagetes were able to remove dye concentrations up to 110 mg L(-l) and could be successively used at least for five consecutive decolorization cycles. The hairy roots of Tagetes decolorized(More)
Protoplasts isolated from callus tissue derived from freshly cultured stem segments of Tylophora indica (Asclepiadaceae) rapidly divided and resulted in callus. Subsequent embryoid/ shoot bud differentiation in callus was observed on MS medium supplemented with auxins and cytokinins. The embryoids/shoot buds on transfer to appropriate basal medium without(More)
The genus Artocarpus (Moraceae) comprises about 50 species of evergreen and deciduous trees. Economically, the genus is of appreciable importance as a source of edible fruit, yield fairly good timber and is widely used in folk medicines. The aim of the present review is to present comprehensive information of the chemical constituents, biological and(More)
Development and ripening in fruit is a unique phase in the life cycle of higher plants which encompasses several stages progressively such as fruit development, its maturation, ripening and finally senescence. During ripening phase, several physiological and biochemical changes take place through differential expression of various genes that are(More)
There is a growing interest to develop oral vaccines for infectious diseases, as it is the most convenient and effective way to attain mucosal immunity. Hepatitis B continues to be a major infectious disease in many developing countries despite the availability of recombinant vaccine. On a global scenario, Hepatitis B Virus infection is probably the single(More)
Embryogenic cells of bananan cv. Rasthali (AAB) have been transformed with the 's' gene of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) using Agrobacterium mediated transformation. Four different expression cassettes (pHBS, pHER, pEFEHBS and pEFEHER) were utilized to optimize the expression of HBsAg in banana. The transgenic nature of the plants and expression of(More)
Magainin is one of the earliest reported antimicrobial peptides isolated from skin secretions of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. A synthetic substitution analogue of magainin, MSI-99, is employed in this study to impart disease resistance in transgenic tobacco ( Nicotiana tabacumL.) and banana [( Musaspp. cv. Rasthali (AAB)]. This peptide inhibited(More)