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Conventional Versus Modern Approaches in Litchi Tissue Culture

  • Aparna Pareek
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Abstract

The litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn) is placed among the topmost subtropical evergreen fruit crops, has its origination from China, and then routed to India with ancient and holistic approaches. In India, litchi holds the ranking of seventh in area and ninth in production among fruit crops, but in value forms, it ranks sixth. With the advent of farming and scientific amalgamations litchi production and productivity is constantly being increased in the country. Due to natural variants among litchi genotypes, it offers significant roles in socioeconomics (i.e., nutrition, taste, medicine, etc.). Litchi cultivation is still based on conventional approaches, viz., grafting, air layering, etc., which have wearing and tearing approaches. In current scenario litchi biotechnology is still in scarcity which needs to be enhanced with modern approaches. Here, I propose the potential ways (micropropagation, germplasm culture, anther culture, etc.) to propagate litchi trees with tissue culture approach.

Keywords

Litchi Fruit crop Genotype Nutrition Micropropagation Anther culture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of RajasthanJaipurIndia

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