Artificial Seed Production of Lobe Lia Chinensis Lour

Thong, Weng Hing (2010) Artificial Seed Production of Lobe Lia Chinensis Lour. INTI Journal. pp. 76-89. ISSN 1675-0284


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An efficient protocol was developed for production of the artificial seed of Lobelia chinensis Lour. In vitro nodal segments of L. chinensis were used as inclusion materials for artificial seeds by entrapping them in various combinations of sodium alginate and calcium nitrate. The artificial seed was produced by mixing 3.5% sodium alginate and 50 mM calcium nitrate, supporting the optimal in vitro conversion potential. The number of shoots produced by encapsulated nodal segments was 3.4 while non-encapsulated nodal segments produced 3.5 shoots per explant. Plantlets regenerated from the artificial seeds of nodal segments were hardened, acclimatized and established well in the field, showing similar morphology with donor plants. This encapsulation technology would provide an easy and novel propagation system for L. chinensis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Academic Affairs
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Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 03:08
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 03:08

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