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Role of Thidiazuron in Tissue Culture of Orchids

  • Remya Mohanraj
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Abstract

Orchids are among the elite of flowering plants, fetching a very high price in the international market. The orchid industry of today is dependent on micropropagation for planting material, since orchid seeds lack a functional endosperm and do not germinate naturally without a fungal association. Proper growth and maintenance of orchid plantlets in tissue culture require an external supply of growth regulators. Recently, thidiazuron (TDZ) has surfaced as an effective bioregulant in plant cell and tissue cultures by virtue of its morpho-regulatory potential. It is reported to be the matchless synthetic cytokinin available and has significantly improved the in vitro regeneration and multiplication of species recalcitrant to propagation. This chapter summarizes the various developments and recent advancements in the application of TDZ for tissue culture of orchids.

Keywords

Orchids Thidiazuron Micropropagation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Remya Mohanraj
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  1. 1.Houston Community CollegeHoustonUSA

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