International Journal of Innovations in Biological and Chemical Sciences Vol. 1: 28-31, 2011
Effect of Kinetin on Enhancement of Tuberous Root Production of Chlorophytum borivilianum
R.K. Deshwal, P.C. Trivedi
Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302 004 India
Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. et Fernand belong to family Liliaceae is a traditional medicinal plant of India. In the Mewar region of Rajasthan, locally it goes by the name of ‘Safed Moosli’. The present study was undertaken to increase the production of costly medicinal component of the plant i.e. the tuberous roots using growth hormone kinetin following 100-300 ppm concentration. Both presampling and final experiments were carried out. Number of tuberous toots, freshweight of tuberous roots, weight of leaves and number of seeds produced per plant were the parameters taken into account to test the efficacy of kinetin. It can be concluded that 200 ppm of kinetin treatment resulted in enhancement of tuberous roots almost double (43.00 g) in comparison to controls (24.33g).