SUCCESSFUL EXPLANT RESPONSE OF Aloe barbadensis THROUGH MICROPROPAGATION FOR THE RAPID REGENERATION OF PLANTS.
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- Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, PEE GEE College of Arts & Science, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu.
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There is considerable use of A. barbadensis in folk medicine in the southernmost United States, and some cosmetics and patent medicines generally found on the market are prepared from the gel in the leaves and from the juice. There is a lack of production of Aloe leaf to meet the industry demand and so it is necessary to undertake large scale cultivation of Aloe. Large scale propagation can be standardized through Tissue culture where the yield is more and highly free from diseases, pests. Poor natural propagation by means of axillary shoots and the presence of male sterility are the two major barriers in rapid propagation of A. barbadensis. This plant is highly nutritive which contains the phytochemicals and antioxidants used for therapeutic purposes. In this study, the production and development of the medicinal plant was done through tissue culture and the phytochemical compounds and antioxidants for therapeutic use will be identified after its hardening. Phytochemical studies and the antioxidant activity tests from the hardened leaves prove the medicinal property in Aloe vera and the Aloe vera gel obtained can be used as an organic fertilizer for the enrichment of plants. This implies that the tissue culture method serves as the best time consuming method for obtaining Aloe vera as a multi-purposeful plant.
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[Aarthi Pugazhendhi and D. Satish Sekar. (2017); SUCCESSFUL EXPLANT RESPONSE OF Aloe barbadensis THROUGH MICROPROPAGATION FOR THE RAPID REGENERATION OF PLANTS. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (9). 80-86] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, PEE GEE College of Arts & Science, Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/5303 DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/5303
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