Zahid Hameed Siddiqui

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Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. is a well known medicinal plant. It produces several phyto-compounds many of which show anticancerous properties. The yields of these compounds are however, very low. In this present article, the current development of secondary metabolite synthesis in C. roseus involving biotechnology has been reviewed keeping in mind the(More)
Somatic embryos were induced from in vitro germinating seed-hypocotyls of Catharanthus roseus. The process of embryogenesis has been categorized into a few distinct stages (induction, proliferation, maturation and germination) in which liquid overlaying at varying levels 0 ml (T0), 0.25 ml (T1), 0.5 ml (T2), 0.75 ml (T3) and 1.0 ml (T4) was applied on solid(More)
An efficient cryopreservation protocol was established for embryogenic cell suspension cultures of Catharanthus roseus. This involved a vitrification-based cryopreservation method wherein embryogenic cells were exposed to a preculture/pretreatment medium prior to their immersion in liquid nitrogen. These cell suspension cultures were first initiated from(More)
The application of nanostructured materials, designed for sustainable crop production, reduces nutrient losses, suppresses disease and enhances the yields. Nanomaterials (NMs), with a particle size less than 100 nm, influence key life events of the plants that include seed germination, seedling vigor, root initiation, growth and photosynthesis to flowering.(More)
Author would like to correct Fig. 2d which has little 'apparent similarity' with previously published figure. In this figure, the author has replaced this panel with representative image. The choice of appropriate panel was overseen earlier. This change does not impact the results reported in the paper. Author apologised for this unintentional error.
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