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Efficient Plant Regeneration from Shoot Apices of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke)

Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology (BAPTC&B)
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  • Botany
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Biotechnology
  • Pearl Millet
  • Efficient
  • Plant Regeneration
  • Shoot Apices


An efficient and rapid regeneration protocol was developed from shoot tip explants of Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke variety WC-75. MS supplemented with low concentration of 2,4-D and Kn was most effective in producing embryogenic calli. Maximum regeneration potential of 40 shoots per calli were obtained when transferred to regeneration medium containing 1.0 mg/l Kn. Shoots developed were efficiently rooted within 15 days on the medium containing NAA. Over 90% of rooted plants were fertile after transfer to a net house. Key words: Pearl millet, Efficient, plant regeneration, Shoot apices D.O.I. 10.3329/ptcb.v20i1.5964 Plant Tissue Cult. & Biotech. 20(1): 47-53, 2010 (June)

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