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Micropropagation of Gagnepainia godefroyi K Schum and Gagnepainia thoreliana (Baill) K Schum — Rare Medicinal Plants of Thailand

  • Sompop Prathanturarug
  • Thaya Jenjittikul
  • Duangporn Angsumalee
  • Pornpimol Huadsuwan
  • Issawara Kiatseesakul
  • Jaruwan Duangnet
  • Wongsatit Chuakul
  • Promjit Saralamp
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Abstract

A micropropagation protocol for Gagnepainia godefroyi K Schum and G thoreliana (Baill) K Schum, two rare medicinal plants of Thailand, has been developed using terminal buds. After a total of twenty weeks of culture (4 weeks on MS added with 36.33 μM TDZ and 16 weeks on PGR-free MS), 28.77 and 13.50 shoots/explant were obtained, respectively. Rooting was spontaneous and regenerated plants were successfully transplanted to soil.

Key words

Gagnepainia medicinal plant thidiazuron rare plant Zingiberaceae 

Abbreviations

BA

6-Benzylaminopurine

MS

medium - Murashige and Skoog medium

PGR

Plant growth regulator

TDZ

Thidiazuron

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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sompop Prathanturarug
    • 1
  • Thaya Jenjittikul
    • 2
  • Duangporn Angsumalee
    • 1
  • Pornpimol Huadsuwan
    • 1
  • Issawara Kiatseesakul
    • 1
  • Jaruwan Duangnet
    • 1
  • Wongsatit Chuakul
    • 1
  • Promjit Saralamp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Faculty of PharmacyMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Department of Plant Science, Faculty of ScienceMahidol UniversityBangkokThailand

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