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Plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis in root-derived callus of ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer)

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Callus culture was initiated from expiants of mature root tissues of ginseng (Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer) on MS medium enriched with 2,4-D. The ageing callus produced numerous embryoids in this medium. Reculture of these embryoids in media (1/2 MS or B5) supplemented with benzyladenine and gibberellic acid resulted in profuse plantlet regeneration.

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Chang, W.C., Hsing, Y.I. Plant regeneration through somatic embryogenesis in root-derived callus of ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer). Theoret. Appl. Genetics 57, 133–135 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00253888

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Key words

  • Somatic embryogenesis
  • Root callus
  • Plantlet regeneration
  • Ginseng
  • Panax ginseng