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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 24 | Page No.: 1826-1835
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1826.1835
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In vitro Propagation of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) through Direct Organogenesis: A Review

Thayamini H. Seran

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is a perennial herb. It belongs to the family Zingiberaceae and commercially cultivated in most tropical regions of the world. The underground rhizomes are the planting materials in a conventional propagation of ginger however it has a low multiplication rate. It is known that there are possible methods are available for rapid vegetative propagation of ginger through direct organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis under in vitro conditions but it is necessary to find the best protocol for in vitro multiplication of ginger. Limited studies on the tissue culture technology of ginger are available in Sri Lanka. However, significant efforts have been made in the procedure for in vitro micropropagation in the other ginger growing countries. The available literature with respect to in vitro plant regeneration has been perused and this review mainly focused on the in vitro propagation via direct organogenesis from rhizome buds or shoot tips of ginger often used as explants. This review article may be an appropriate and effective guidance for establishing in vitro cultures and subsequent production of in vitro plantlets in clonal propagation of ginger.
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How to cite this article:

Thayamini H. Seran , 2013. In vitro Propagation of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) through Direct Organogenesis: A Review. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16: 1826-1835.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2013.1826.1835






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