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DIRECT AND INDIRECT ORGANOGENSIS IN MEDICINAL COLEUS (COLEUS FORSKOHLII BRIQ.)- A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC1340 | Page : 73 - 76
Citation :- DIRECT AND INDIRECT ORGANOGENSIS IN MEDICINAL COLEUS (COLEUS FORSKOHLII BRIQ.)- A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2010.(31):73 - 76
M. Velmurugan, K. Rajamani, P. Paramaguru, R. Gnanam, J.R. Kannan Bapu, V. Davamani and T. Selvakumar
Address : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore- 641 003, India

Abstract

Coleus forskohlii Briq. is the only known natural source of forskolin. Micropropagation provides
an opportunity to maintain type-to-type plant species and can produce a large number of plants
from single clone. the maximum shoot proliferation (99.00 per cent) was noticed in BAP (2.00 mg l-
1). The best growth regulator treatment for rooting of coleus microshoots was IBA (0.2 mg l-1) in half
strength MS medium The growth regulator combination which produced highest percentage of
callus induction from leaf bit was 2, 4, D (2.0 mg l-1). For better rooting of callus derived microshoots,
the ideal medium was found to be half strength MS medium supplemented with IBA (0.2 mg l-1).
Direct and indirect organogenesis of coleus were compiled and presented here under

Keywords

Coleus Micropropagation Shoot tip Callus culture In vitro rooting.

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