International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016

Standardization of Explant Bud Break in Melia dubia - Australian Teak Using Tissue Culture Techniques

R. Aishwarya [17] | V. G. Saravana Kumar

Abstract: Meliadubia is the fast growing multipurpose tree species, Australian Teak wood variety, also called as a Mahaneem or Forest neem, which has a great demand in Wood industry. The harvesting period is 6-7 years unlike the commercial Burma teak wook variety Tectonagrandis which takes almost a generation (60-70 years). Moreover, the Australian teak wood is cheaper when compared to Burma Teak wood. Conventional growth of Meliadubia through seeds is not much successful where the germination rate is very poor of about 14-34 % only. So, Invitro propagation of the Meliadubia is very essential for large scale propagation of the species which also possess therapeutic properties. Also, Meliadubia can generate substantial power, the yellow mature stem, with more fibre and lignin content yielded around 200 dry metric tonnes per hectare. This study is aimed at the Standardization of Initiation stage of Meliadubia explants through Invitro propagation. Comparison of best combination of growth regulator was identified. The developed hardened sapling through Invtro propagation can be harvested in 5 years which then will be useful for various purposes. Through this technique, the mass propagation is simple and effective, propagated plant will be like mother who is identified the best and disease free.

Keywords: Meliadubia, Invitro propagation, Initiation, Mass propagation

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016,

Pages: 2383 - 2387

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