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Bamboo is a versatile, arborescent, perennial and non-wood forest tree with tremendous commercial importance. For mass scale propagation of bamboo, the micropropagation is an effective way for producing elite, infection free and true-to-type planting material. Here, the nodal explants of Dendrocalamus strictus used to develop an effective protocol for micropropagation based on tissue culture technique. In this study, the sterilization treatment of 70% ethanol + Tween 20 + Bavistin  + Hgcl2 + PPM was successfully controlled the contamination up to 90 % as compared to other treatments. The shoots were initiated from nodal segments in MS medium supplemented with BAP (4 mg/l) and PPM (500µl/l). Shoot multiplication was found best with BAP (4 mg/l) and kinetin (2 mg/l) by using liquid MS medium. Whereas, rooting in solid MS medium has shown good results when supplemented with NAA (4mg/l). Healthy and disease-free plants were obtained after hardening under greenhouse conditions. Genetic fidelity testing by using ISSR markers reported that there was no variation in plantlets developed through micropropagation.


Agriculture Bamboo Clonal fidelity Ecosystem Micropropagation

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Khare, S. R., Kharate, P. S., Sahu, R. kumar, & Jha, Z. . (2021). The Rapid in-vitro micropropagation of Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) and its genetic fidelity testing using ISSR markers. Environment Conservation Journal, 22(3), 69–77.


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