Micropropagation: A Tool for the Production of High Quality Plant-based Medicines

Author(s): Mousumi Debnath, C. P. Malik, P. S. Bisen.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Volume 7 , Issue 1 , 2006

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Abstract:

Medicinal plants are the most important source of life saving drugs for the majority of the worlds population. The biotechnological tools are important to select, multiply and conserve the critical genotypes of medicinal plants. Plant tissue culture techniques offer an integrated approach for the production of standardized quality phytopharmaceutical through mass-production of consistent plant material for physiological characterization and analysis of active ingredients. Micropropagation protocols for cloning of some medicinal plants such as Catharanthus roseus (Apocynaceae), Chlorophytum borivilianum (Liliaceae), Datura metel (Solanaceae), and Bacopa monnieri (Scrophulariaceae) have been developed. Regeneration occurred via organogenesis and embryogenesis in response to auxins and cytokinins. The integrated approaches of our culture systems will provide the basis for the future development of novel, safe, effective, and highquality products for consumers.

Keywords: Regeneration, micropropagation, Catharanthus roseus, Chlorophytum borivilianum, Datura metel, Bacopa monieri, medicinal plant

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VOLUME: 7
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2006
Page: [33 - 49]
Pages: 17
DOI: 10.2174/138920106775789638

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