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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3825-3834
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.453


Citrus: A Need for its Conservation in Utilising its Medicinal Values through Biotechnological Tools
Priyanka Sharma*, Bidhan Roy, Monish Roy and Gadge Sushant Sundarrao
Department of Seed Science and Technology, Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Pundibari-736165, Coochbehar, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The citrus plant is found to be potent analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal agent. Citrus is a significant source of bioactive compounds as the bioactive compounds are suitable for controlling different human diseases. The citrus fruits and their components have a rich source of flavonoids, carotenoids, and bioactive compounds. There is a need for the development of awareness and uses of such compounds in life for saving the life threating diseases by using the bioactive compounds. This manuscript discloses the conservation of the citrus species and its important compounds found in citrus that are highly required by the human body and their use play a significant impact on the human life for disease control. Some of the citrus spp. falls under endangered category. Conservation of the endangered species of citrus needs urgent attention so as to protect the existing genetic diversity and to promote cultivation of these species that are of great relevance in socio-economic structure of tribal populations of north east India. In view of importance of these species and potential as a future commercial horticulture crops, concentrated efforts are required to collect, characterize and conserve the wild and endangered species of citrus of north-eastern India. These efforts should go along with the major emphasis on developing methods for propagation, multiplication and regeneration of these species under in vitro conditions to facilitate their effective utilization in citrus improvement programmes.


Keywords: Citrus, Medicinal values, in vitro conservation, Tissue culture
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Priyanka Sharma, Bidhan Roy, Monish Roy and Gadge Sushant Sundarrao. 2020. Citrus: A Need for its Conservation in Utilising its Medicinal Values through Biotechnological Tools.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3825-3834. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.453