In Vitro Propagation of Endangered Temperate Himalayan Medicinal Herb Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth using Leaf Explants and Nodal Segments

@article{Sharma2013InVP,
  title={In Vitro Propagation of Endangered Temperate Himalayan Medicinal Herb Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex Benth using Leaf Explants and Nodal Segments},
  author={Sunil Sharma and Viveka Katoch and Rajeev Rathour and Tilak Raj Sharma},
  journal={Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={111-114}
}
The present study describes the micropropagation of Picrorhiza kurroa, (commonly known as kutki) an endangered medicinal herb of the temperate Himalayas and a source of hepatoprotective picrosides. In vitro shoot multiplication was achieved through sprouting of axillary buds using nodal segments and leaf tissue. For shoot regeneration, the hormone combinations kinetin (2.0 mg l−1) and Kinetin + Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) (2.0 mg l−1 + 0.50 mg l−1) with leaf explant was found superior… CONTINUE READING

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