Authors : J.D. Barshile
Page Nos : 121-124
Plectranthus barbatus is an important medicinal plant. Micropropagation methods for Plectranthus barbatus were established and this method enabled much more efficient propagation of plants. The present work was aimed at evolving a protocol for rapid multiplication of Plectranthus barbatus using micropropagation technique. Explants from node and shoot tip were cultured on MS medium supplemented with different concentrations (0.5 to 2.0 mg/l) of IBA and BAP and their growth responses like shooting and rooting were elucidated. It was observed that shoot tip elicited maximum callusing, shooting and rooting response. Multiple shoots were obtained from explants indicates the micropropagation for commercial scale of production.