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Podwyszyńska, M., Wegrzynowicz-Lesiak, E., Dolezal, K., Krekule, K., Strnad, M. and Saniewski, M. (2012) New Cytokinin—Meta-Methoxytopolins in Micropropagation of Cotinus coggygria Scop. “Royal Purple”. Propagation of Ornamental Plants, 12, 220-228.

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  • TITLE: Influence of Meta-Topolin on Efficient Plant Regeneration via Micropropagation and Organogenesis of Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) cv. NARI-H-15

    AUTHORS: Jeyachandran Vijayakumar, Ponnirul Ponmanickam, P. Samuel, D. N. P. Sudarmani, J. Pandiarajan

    KEYWORDS: Carthamus Tinctorius L., Meta-Topolin, N-(2-chloro-4-pyridyl-N’-phenylurea), Micropropagation, Organogenesis

    JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Plant Sciences, Vol.8 No.4, March 16, 2017

    ABSTRACT: The effect of meta-Topolin (mT) was assessed to develop a reliable protocol for efficient plant regeneration of safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) cv. NARI-H-15. For micropropagation, 7 - 9 days old shoot-tip explants cultured on MS basal medium supplemented with 3.0 mg/L meta-Topolin (mT) + 0.5 mg/L CPPU showed 97.7% adventitious shoot formation (42.4 shootlets) than node after 45 days of culture. For organogenesis, the seedling explants of immature leaf cultured on 1.5 mg/L CPPU or 1.5 mg/L NAA fortified medium produced high amount of callus than cotyledon and stem calli after 60 days of culture. However, MS basal medium fortified with 4.0 mg/L mT + 1.5 mg/L CPPU was found beneficial to stimulate 100% organogenic response (74.7 shootlets) from immature leaf calli than cotyledon and stem derived calli after 45 days of culture. The healthy plantlets obtained from micropropagation and organogenesis process cultured on 1/4 MS basal salts, 1.5% sucrose (w/v) and 0.8% agar (w/v) medium supplemented with NAA (1.5 mg/L) and mT (0.1 mg/L) produced maximum of 96% (12.8 rootlets) and 84% (7.3 rootlets) adventitious rooting, respectively than mT and CPPU tested medium. However, maximum of 67% and 42% survival rate was noticed when in vitro raised plants from micropropagation and organogenesis were hardened in pots containing soil mix and maintained under green house condition. This optimized regeneration protocol might be helpful in regeneration of new genotypes and cultivars of safflower to improve agronomic traits through in vitro selection process and Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation system.