Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Nodal bud culture in Schleichera oleosa: Aspectic culture establishment, explant survival and influence of plant growth regulators

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Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Oken, known as Kusum is a
multipurpose tree belonging to the family Sapindaceae.
Its kernels yield a good quality of oil, young fruits are
pickled and its bark, stems and seeds can also be used
in curing cancer, tuberculosis etc. In India, the tree has
long been prized for its best quality of lac yielding
capacity than any other host. Vegetative propagation of
S. oleosa remains problematic. Not much success has
been obtained in air layering and cutting. Preparation of
planting stock in large number is very expensive. Survival
rate is also very low. Thus, micropropagation may be of
a great help in this situation. No report is available so
far on in vitro propagation of this species.

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Year: 2008
Volume: 68
Issue: 2
Article DOI: N/A
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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