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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3473-3489

A Review on in vitro Culture of Aloe vera, Type of Explants and Impact of Growing Media and Growth Regulators
Jugabrata Das1*, Sunil Bora2, Manosh Das3 and Purnima Pathak4
1College of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India
2Department of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India
3Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India
4College of Horticulture, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India
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Aloe vera is one of the oldest known medicinal plant gifted by nature which is often called as ‘Miracle plant’ for its versatile properties. It has valuable medicinal benefits and is commercially used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food industries as nutraceuticals. In nature, Aloe vera is vegetatively propagated through suckers or lateral shoots which is a slow, expensive and low income practice. Sexual reproduction by seeds is also inefficient due to the presence of male sterility. Thus regeneration of Aloe vera in nature is too slow and insufficient to meet the industrial demand. Therefore, there is a need to develop a suitable and alternative method of in vitro propagation for rapid plant production of Aloe vera. However, source of explants, size, age, genotype, media composition, culture conditions and exudation of phenolic compound from explants and media discoloration greatly affect shoot regeneration from different genotypes of the same species. The technique of tissue and organ culture is used for rapid multiplication of plants and one of the major applications of tissue culture is micropropagation.

Keywords: Tissue culture, micropropagation, in vitro shoot induction, proliferation, rooting, growing media

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Jugabrata Das, Sunil Bora, Manosh Das and Purnima Pathak. 2018. A Review on in vitro Culture of Aloe vera, Type of Explants and Impact of Growing Media & Growth Regulators.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3473-3489. doi:
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