Recent Advances in Botanical Science

Recent Advances in Botanical Science

Contemporary Research on Bryophytes

This reference provides information about recent trends in bryology in parts of India, tropical rainforests and arctic regions. Bryophytes are the earliest land plants and quite fascinating in ...
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In vitro Growth Pattern of Moss Drummondia stricta (Mitt.) Müll. Hal. (Orthotrichaceae) in Different Hormonal Concentrations

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Vishwa J. Singh, Dayanidhi Gupta, Vinay Sahu and Ashish K. Asthana


The present work was undertaken to study the growth pattern of Drummondia stricta (Mitt.) Müll. Hal. in six different culture media with a combination of auxin and cytokinins, using spores as explants in aseptic cultures. In Drummondia, there is a tendency of multicellular spore formation and spore germination is precocious and endosporic. It has been observed that plant growth was the most satisfactory in the ½ Knop’s + 0.1 mg/L IAA + 0.1 mg/L Kinetin followed by ½ Knop’s, 0.1 mg/L IAA + 0.1 mg/L BAP. However, no growth was observed in case of ½ KNOP’s and Hoagland media.


Auxin, Cytokinins, Endosporic, Multicellular spores.


Bryology Laboratory, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow-226001, India