In vitro selection and characterization of polyethylene glycol (PEG) tolerant callus lines and regeneration of plantlets from the selected callus lines in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)

@article{Rao2013InVS,
  title={In vitro selection and characterization of polyethylene glycol (PEG) tolerant callus lines and regeneration of plantlets from the selected callus lines in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.)},
  author={Srinath Rao and Jabeen FTZ},
  journal={Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={261-268}
}
A system for in vitro selection of drought tolerant callus lines in sugarcane was developed. High molecular weight PEG was used as selective agent. Selected callus line grew better than non-selected callus when grown on different concentrations of PEG. The activity of antioxidant enzymes like CAT, POX, APX and SOD were high in selected callus than in non-selected callus. Osmolytes like proline and ascorbic acid were at higher levels in selected callus than in non-selected callus, however at… CONTINUE READING