The present investigation was undertaken to study the in vitro response of various
explants viz., seed, leaf, inflorescence and immature embryo from four different
genotypes of pearl millet viz., PT 3095, ICMS 7703, 732B and 818. Among the four
basal media used for callus induction, MS medium was found to be better than
N6, LS and whites medium, for the explants seed, leaf and immature embryo. For
the inforescence explants, N6 medium suited better than N6 for regeneration. Among
the four genotypes studied the morphogenic potential was high in ICMS 7703
followed by PT 3095, 732B and 81B. The maximum response for callus induction
and regeneration was obtained from inflorescence followed by leaf.
Keywords: Pearlmillet, tissue culture, immature embryo, inflorescence, leaf.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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