Regeneration of Plants from Protoplasts of Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm. (Woodland Beakchervil)
Anthriscus sylvestris is a Chinese medicinal herb belonging to the Umbelliferae. It grows in shady or semishady places in mountainous regions. It is distributed widely in China, mainly in Si Chuan province, where the ecological conditions are more suitable for its growth and cultivation. Its root contains anthricin (deoxypodophyllotoxin, a kind of lignan), isoanthricin, reducing sugars, sucrose, starch, etc. The root is used as a medicine in the treatment of injuries from falls, fractures, contusions or strains, cough and asthma due to lung weakness, abdominal distension caused by spleen dysfunction, senile frequent micturition, and edema. The leaf is used in healing external wounds (Jiang Su, New Medical College 1977).
KeywordsEmbryogenic Callus Protoplast Culture Globular Embryo Cotyledonary Embryo Somatic Embryo Formation
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