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TDZ-Induced Regeneration in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni: An Important Natural Sweetener

  • Arpan Modi
  • Nitish Kumar
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Abstract

A substituted phenylurea, thidiazuron (TDZ), plays a vital role as cytokinins in the regeneration of large number of plant species including stevia. There are several reports that are available on regeneration of stevia using TDZ. Apart from inducing regeneration with very high frequency, TDZ is also proved to be non-mutagenic. Stevia is of great importance due to its steviol glycosides (SGs) which are natural sweeteners used by the food industry as well as having medicinal purposes. This chapter is reviewed focusing on the impact of TDZ on shoot regeneration of stevia.

Keywords

Micropropagation Regeneration Stevia Stevioside TDZ 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesAgricultural Research Organization Volcani CenterRishon LeZiyyonIsrael
  2. 2.Centre for Biological Sciences (Biotechnology)Central University of South BiharPatnaIndia

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