Bioscience Discovery, Volume 11, Number 4, Page Number 191-251, Month & Year: Oct. - 2020

An improved protocol for In vitro regeneration of Ricinus communis L.: A multipurpose plant

Dhokrat Rupali Gopalrao and Pandhure  N. B.

Tissue Culture Laboratory, Dept of Botany,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University,Aurangabad-431004, (MS), India.

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Received: 10-08-2020,
Revised: 10-09-2020,
Accepted: 16-09-2020

Ricinus communis L. (Euphorbiaceae) is a monotypic genus having economically great value. It is an oleaginous plant that can potentially be used as “bioindicator” owing to its large leaves. It has high medicinal value due to rich in secondary metabolites which are potential source of drugs. It shows anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and many other medicinal properties. It has not only medicinal value but also great promises in the field of biodiesel production. Plant tissue culture is an important tool in plant biotechnology for an increase plant productivity and secondary metabolites production. Due to the geographical and seasonal variation and greater pressure from commercial sector there is need to conserve this plant species. The present piece of work deals with the callus induction and plant regeneration of Ricinus communis L. The maximum regeneration of plant were obtained on media supplemented with BAP in combination of TDZ by developed standard protocol. It was found most suitable for shoot multiplication from callus of apical node.

Keywords: : BAP, Callus induction, Node culture, Plant regeneration, Ricinus communis, TDZ.

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Dhokrat Rupali Gopalrao and Pandhure  N. B., 2020. An improved protocol for In vitro regeneration of Ricinus communis L.: A multipurpose plant. Bioscience Discovery, 11(4):216-219.

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