Life Sciences & Biotechnology

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In vitro propagation as a measure for sustainable conservation of elite chemotype of the threatened medicinal herb Rheum moorcroftianum Royle from North-Western Himalaya

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Life Sciences & Biotechnology

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Prof. Zahoor Ahmad Kaloo, Professor and Head of the department, Kashmir University

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Executive Summary :

The proposal aims to conserve R. moorcroftianum, a medicinally important herb from this genus, by focusing on the in vitro establishment of an elite chemotype and the development of an effective in vitro regeneration system. This system will act as a prelude for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation studies and be a sustainable conservation measure. The hairy root transformation system can also be used to enhance the production of bio-active phytoconstituents at the bioreactor scale for commercial purposes.


Dr. Shahzad A Pandith, Kashmir University

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