- Management of endophytic microbial contaminants associated with in vitro stocks and exploitation of beneficial organisms for improved regeneration response
- Alleviation of Ralstonia wilt in tomato exploiting antagonistic endophytic bacteria
Dr. Pious Thomas
Dr. C. Aswath
- Somatic embryogenesis from immature seeds in papaya & management of microbial contamination during micropropagation:Somatic embryogenesis from immature seeds in papaya cv. Surya showed promise as a means for rapid clonal multiplication of such elite genotypes. Embryogenic callus induction was attained in 60% seed-stocks. Mature embryos showed rooting to the extent of 40-60% in different batches and the rooted plants showed acclimatization in to the extent of 70%. Plants put in the field showed 60-75% establishment and the field plants showed flowering by 4-5 months.