In Vitro Culture and Regeneration of Solanum khasianum and Extraction of Solasodine

  • S. R. Bhalsing
  • V. L. Maheshwari
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Leaf explants of Solanum khasianum regenerated on MS medium containing 2, 4-D (3 mg/l) and kinetin (1 mg/l). Shoots could be induced from these calli on medium containing BAP (3 mg/l) alone. Rhizogenesis of these shoots occurred when transferred to medium containing 2 mg/l NAA. The yield of solasodine — a pharmaceutically important compound, from 4-month-old callus tissue was remarkable at 2 per cent of dry weight.

Key words

callus culture regeneration Solanum khasianum solasodine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. R. Bhalsing
    • 1
  • V. L. Maheshwari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, School of Life SciencesNorth Maharashtra UniversityJalgaonIndia

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