Development of in vitro techniques for the important medicinal plant Veratrum californicum.


VERATRUM CALIFORNICUM (Liliaceae) is an important monocotyledonous medicinal plant which is the only source of the anticancer compound cyclopamine. An IN VITRO culture system for somatic embryogenesis and green plant regeneration of VERATRUM CALIFORNICUM was developed. Embryogenic calli were induced from mature embryos on induction medium. Five basal media… (More)