In vitro multiplication of Ocimum gratissimum L. through direct regeneration

  • C Gopi
  • YN Sekhar
  • P Ponmurugan
Keywords: Ocimum gratissimum L., node explants, multiplication, direct regeneration, plantlets


The objective of this study was to develop a rapid system for regeneration of the important medicinal plant, Ocimum gratissimum L, from nodal explant. Single node explants were inoculated on basal MS (Murashige and Skoog, 1962) medium containing 3% (w/v) sucrose, supplemented with different
concentrations and combinations of 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP), kinetin (KN), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) or indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) for direct plant regeneration. Maximum numbers of shoot (14.3±1.5) were observed on the medium containing 0.5 mg/l BAP and 0.25 mg/l IAA after four weeks of culture. Regenerated shoots were separated and rooted on same half strength MS medium supplemented with 0.5 mg/l of IAA alone for three weeks. Well-developed complete plantlets were transferred on to specially
made plastic cup containing soilrite. Acclimatized plantlets were successfully grown in garden soil

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