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Micropropagation protocols have been developed for banana, sugarcane, grapes, pineapple, potato, turmeric and ginger.


Technology for tissue culture production of banana has been transferred to Maharastra State Seed Corporation, Akola, Maharashtra and Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Govt. of Pondicherry, Pondicherry.
Protocols for genetic transformation using embryogenic cell cultures for Fusarium wilt resistance and edible vaccines (Hepatits B) in banana have been developed.


Radiation induced in vitro mutagenesis using embryogenic callus cultures has been undertaken in sugarcane and several mutants of agronomic value have been isolated and field tested for performance and stability at Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola.


Technology for mass scale cultivation of Ophiorrhiza cultures for production of camptothecin- (an anticancer drug) has been standardized.


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hairy root and multiple shoot culture

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