International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2579-2584

In Vitro Mass Multiplication of Anthurium andreanum (HORT) Cultivars
D.P. Prakasha1*, G. Ramya2 and G.B. Srinivasalu1
1College of Horticulture, Munirabad, Koppal-583 233, Karnataka, India
2Meghana Tissue Culture Nursery, Davanagere, Belavanuru Post-577104, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

This study presents mass multiplication system through callus mediated organogenesis in popular Anthurium andreanum cv. Tropical Red, Acropolis and Esmeralda. Petiole with leaf (PL) and Leaf lamina with mid rib explants of all cultivars were sterilized, inoculated in callus induction and shoot induction medium (CISIM: MS salts, inositol 100 mg/l, thymine HCL 0.4mg/l, sucrose 30gm/l, 2, 4-D 0.2mg/l, BAP 1mg/l and agar 0.60gm/l) and incubated in dark. Creamy and compact callus initiated in cut ends along the veins of explants in 30-35 days of inoculation. The significantly highest callus induction response in both PL (94.45±9.45) and LLMR (74.67±5.89) explants was observed in cv. Esmeralda. Then, the callus was sub cultured at 30-35 days interval for 6 passages under dark incubation for maximization callus. The average callus multiplication ratio was 2.61-4.40 times in different cultivars. After sixth subculture, the callus was incubated in dark for 45 days for shoot bud initiation and elongation on CISIM. The number of shoot buds per explants varied with genotype, they were ranged from 30-39 per explants and 26-39 of them attained 1.5-2.5 cm in height. Then, These shoots were separated, inoculated in shoot elongation, multiplication cum rooting medium (SEMRM: MS salts, inositol 100 mg/l, thymine HCL 0.4mg/l, pyridoxine HCL 1mg/l, calcium pentothenate 1mg/l, Nicotinic acid 1mg/l, BAP 1.5mg/l, IAA 0.3mg/l) and incubated in light. Remaining callus after separation of shoots was sub cultured in CISIM and incubated in dark. This was continued for 6 passages for maximization of shoot culture. The significantly highest callus (2.31±0.24), shoot multiplication (2.46±0.29) ratio and average number of buds (21.11±2.31) was observed in cv. Tropical Red, respectively. The average callus and shoot multiplication ratio was 1.81-2.31 and 1.45-2.46 in different cultivars, respectively. The average shoot length was significantly highest in Anthurium cv. Acropolis Shoots attained 5.31-6.98cm in different cultivars in 45-55 days along with rooting. The present mass multiplication system is useful in production of large scale good quality planting material in the mention Anthurium cultivars.

Keywords: Tropical Red, Acropolis, Esmeralda, Leaf lamina explants, Dark incubation

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Prakasha, D.P., G. Ramya and Srinivasalu, G.B. 2017. In Vitro Mass Multiplication of Anthurium andreanum (HORT) CultivarsInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2579-2584. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.