Conservation and multiplication of Mecardonia procumbens (MILL.) small through clonal propogation
Deepa K, Jahirhussain G
The IUCN listed plant species Mecardonia procumbens was explored for its micropropogation potential in our investigation. The nodal explants of the healthy elite plant were chosen for direct organogenesis of the plant species in the MS basal medium with combination of cytokinin and auxin for shooting and rooting respectively. The concentration of these combinations ranged between 2+1 to 10+5 micromolar of BAP and KIN and NAA and IAA. Of the tested concentration prior results were recorded in 10+5 combination of cytokinin with a maximum of 45.6±0.54 shoots that possessed a length of 6.74±0.28 cm. for rooting the best results were obtained at 6+3 micromolar. The highest root numbers were 11.2±0.83 with 4.18±0.19 cm root length. The well-developed plantlets were taken to field for further process of acclimatization. The study supports in conserving and exploring the potentiality of the plant.
Deepa K, Jahirhussain G. Conservation and multiplication of Mecardonia procumbens (MILL.) small through clonal propogation. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 6, 2022, Pages 52-56