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Micropropagation of the endangered aromatic varieties of Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek in West Bengal, India
Published in Society for In Vitro Biology
Volume: 35
Issue: 1
Pages: 76 - 78
Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek, popularly known as mungdaal in India, is an important source of protein for supplementing the vegetarian diet in all the states of India. There are various varieties of mungbean. Depending upon the flavor and aroma, these are classified into two groups: (a) the good aromatic variety or Sonamung, and (b) the other, without any significant aroma, the Tilmung. In the present investigation, we attempted to propagate a good aromatic variety of mungbean (which is becoming nearly extinct) by in vitro shoot-tip multiplication. The best hormone combination in B5 medium was 0.2 mg of α-naphthalene acetic acid per 1 (1.074 μM) and 5 mg of N6-benzyladenine per 1 (22.192 μM). The plantlets were then rooted in hormone-free B5 medium and finally transferred to soil. This method of shoot-tip multiplication was found to be a reproducible and effective method for germplasm preservation of mungbean.
About the journal
JournalIn Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant
PublisherSociety for In Vitro Biology
Open AccessNo