Vishwas Anant Bapat

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Nodal explants of 3- 6-week-old seedlings cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 6-benzyladenine (BA) (17.75 μm) produced multiple shoots. Shoots were isolated and induced to root on 1/2-strength MS medium supplemented with indole-3-butyric acid (4.92 μm). In-vitro-rooted shoots resumed growth after a short period of acclimatization(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 tabacum L.) and banana [( Musa spp. cv. Rasthali (AAB)]. This peptide(More)
Hepatitis B virus ' s ' gene coding for surface antigen was cloned into plant transformation vectors pHER100 and pHBs100 with and without endoplasmic reticulum retention signal, respectively. Transformed tobacco cell lines were analyzed for the integration of the transgene by PCR and Southern blot hybridization. Expression levels as determined by ELISA(More)
Somatic embryos of banana cv. Rasthali (AAB genomic group) were encapsulated in 5% sodium alginate to produce synthetic seeds. The frequency of germination of ecapsulated embryos varied considerably on different gel matrices and substrates used for plant development. Maximum conversion frequency of 66% was noted from encapsulated embryos cultured on MS(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)
Establishment of an efficient protocol for regeneration and genetic transformation is required in banana for the incorporation of useful traits. Therefore an efficient method has been developed for somatic embryogenesis, plant regeneration and transformation of Cavendish banana cultivar Robusta (AAA). Embryogenic cell suspension culture (ECS) was(More)
In vitro responses of embryogenic sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.; cv. CoC-671) calli stressed with different levels of NaCl (0.0, 42.8, 85.6, 128.3, 171.1, 213.9 or 256.7 mM) were studied. The results showed that a significant decrease in callus growth and cell viability occurred with ≥85.6 mM NaCl. Higher amounts of free proline and glycine betaine(More)
Six different expression cassettes of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) were used to transform tobacco cell suspension cultures. The transgenic nature of the cells was confirmed by PCR. The secreted HBsAg was assayed by ELISA and analyzed by Western blotting. A maximum of 31 μg antigen/l was obtained in the spent medium from the transformed cells. The use(More)