Comparing the Effects of Benzyladenine and meta-Topolin on Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Micropropagation

  • Szidónia KŐSZEGHI
  • Csaba BERECZKI Horticulture Department, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Târgu Mureș, Romania
  • Adalbert BALOG Horticulture Department, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Târgu Mureș, Romania
  • Klára BENEDEK Horticulture Department, Faculty of Technical and Human Sciences, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Târgu Mureș, Romania
Keywords: aromatic plants; cytokinins; in vitro multiplication; root-growth inhibition; shoot proliferation

Abstract

Micropropagation of aromatic plants reveals an effective way of obtaining high volume, virus-free plant material of uniform quality. The application of meta-Topolin (mT) (N6-(2-hydroxybenzyl) adenine-9-riboside) and aromatic cytokinin as Benzyladenine (BAP) in the micro propagation of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) was tested for the first time and plant growth parameters assessed to determine the optimum level of these cytokinins. Additionally, the rate of root-growth inhibition due to these two cytokinins was also assessed. Our results show that 1 mg/l (4.43 mM) BAP and 0.5 mg/l (2.07 mM)mT produced the most favourable effects on new shoot developments. Meta-Topolin was shown to increase the quality of the plants and in comparison with BAP fewer distortions were observed. No significant differences in root-growth inhibition between the mT and BAP were detected.  

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Published
2014-12-08
How to Cite
KŐSZEGHI, S., BERECZKI, C., BALOG, A., & BENEDEK, K. (2014). Comparing the Effects of Benzyladenine and meta-Topolin on Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Micropropagation. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 6(4), 422-427. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb649464
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Research article