B. N. Pandey N. B. Singh


An effort has been made to propagate Dendrocalamus strictus Nees using nodal explants from mature plants. The explants, after surface sterilization, were inoculated on solidified MS basal medium with 2 mg/l BAP. The buds, which started growing, were transferred to solidified MS basal medium with 4 mg/l BAP and 15 mg/l AdS to achieve about three fold multiplication. Single shoots or 2-shoot clusters did not survive and therefore all the experiments were conducted with a cluster of minimum 3-shoots. The rooting was found difficult. Three hormones viz. IAA, IBA and NAA with a concentration of 1, 3 and 5 mg/l were used in various combinations for rooting. Out of the total 9 treatments, only 20% rooting was found only in one treatment, namely in the medium with 5 mg/l indole butyric acid (IBA).


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Bamboo, Dendrocalamus strictus, Micropropagation, Nodal explants

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Pandey, B. N., & Singh, N. B. (2012). Micropropagation of Dendrocalamus strictus nees from mature nodal explants. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 4(1), 5-9. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v4i1.213
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