Volume No. 9 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 192-195 July-September 2014

 

PRESERVATION OF GINGER (Zingiber officainale Roscoe) THROUGH TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUE

 

Dwivedi H.S., Dwivedi P.*1 and Sharma Kadambari2

1. Department of Botany, Government Madhav Science College, Ujjain (INDIA)
2. Department of Biotechnology, Government Madhav Science College, Ujjain (INDIA)

 

Received on : February 10, 2014

 

ABSTRACT

 

Tissue culture is a practice that is used to propogate plants from cells or tissue under sterile conditions. Ginger is a herb with white /yellow flowers, dark green leaves and a thick root. It is a medicinal plant used in ayurvedic medicine. Many products are manufactured from ginger i.e. dehydrated ginger, spices, ginger oil and oil resins etc. An attempt has been made to preserve different endangered varieties of ginger through tissue culture technique. Samples of endangered varieties were collected and different media of varying composition were used to preserve and culture them. The study suggests that Benzyl Amino Purine (BAP) containing medium is good for preserving different ginger varieties. The cultured varieties were able to micropropagate and showed very good bud initiation and shoot/root proliferation. These plants show 90 % survival and regeneration. This technique is helpful for the preservation of ginger and could be a step towards preserving endangered plant species.

 

Keywords : Micropropogation , BAP, Roof Proliferation, Tissue culture, Regeneration

 

 

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