Epigenetics and in vitro propagation of horticultural crop


Debnath, S.C. (2022). “Epigenetics and in vitro propagation of horticultural crop.”, 6th Edition of Global Congress on Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Virtual Event; March 24-26, 2022. https://plantbiologyconference.com/. Abstract.


The in vitro propagation to produce true-to-type plants are now well accepted worldwide for commercial propagation and production of horticultural crops. Fruits and vegetables contain valuable bioactive components that play significant role in anti-tumor, anti-oxidant, anti-ulcer, and anti-inflammatory activities. Although significant success has been achieved in the production of true-to-type horticultural crops using in vitro techniques, occurrence of variation in micropropagated plants is a major concern in commercial production. In the current presentation, in depth progress of somaclonal variation (genetic and epigenetic) in small fruit micropropagation is described. It also includes different molecular techniques used to monitor epigenetics in micropropagated berry crops along with application of epigenetic variation in micropropagated berry crops.

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