Plant response to alternative matrices for in vitro root induction

  • G Gangopadhyay
  • SK Roy
  • KK Mukherjee
Keywords: Alternative matrix, plant tissue culture, root induction.


The quest for alternative matrices for plant tissue culture is a continuing process. This inquiry has two aspects. One being commercial for low cost tissue culture, and the other obviously is the better root induction vis-à-vis higher percentage of survival, particularly with respect to  micropropagation. The advantage of alternative matrices raises the concomitant question of plant intelligence in sensing its environment. The present review apart from summarizing the works with alternative matrices, attempts to raise some issues related to plant sensitivity, which remain unanswered due to lack of present understanding in this area of plant biology.

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