Plant regeneration and in vitro flowering from leaf and nodal explants of Solanum nigrum (L.) - an important medicinal plant


Jabeen, F.T.Z.; Venugopal, R.B.; Kiran, G.; Kaviraj, C.P.; Srinath R.

Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 6(1/2): 17-22

2005


Direct organogenesis and in vitro flowering was obtained in S. nigrum. The highest frequency and number of multiple shoots were obtained from leaf and nodal explants cultured in MS medium supplemented with benzyladenine and IAA (2.0 mg/litre + 1.0 mg/litre). Regenerated plants rooted and flowered when transferred to rooting medium supplemented with 0.5-2.0 mg/litre IBA or IAA. In vitro flowers set viable seeds.