Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 23, Feb 2017 Suppl. Issue; Page No.(127-138)

SYNTHETIC SEED TECHNOLOGY IN VEGETABLES - A REVIEW

Uzma Khatoon, Jitendra Kumar Kushwaha, Laxuman Sharma, Yamuna Pandey and Rajesh Kumar

Abstract

Synthetic seed technology has great potential in conservation and large-scale multiplication of plant propagules. In recent years lot of research has been carried out for the production of good plant propagules, better conversion rate, good germination rate and its preservation. This technology could be more useful where there is a requirement of the huge amount of propagating material or costly hybrid seed. So applicability of this technology is more in vegetable industry and research so that farmers could get quality planting material at a cheaper rate and could produce more vegetable at lower seed rates. Synthetic seeds production by encapsulating somatic embryos, shoot buds or any other meristematic tissue has the advantage of minimizing the cost of micro-propagated plantlets for commercialization and final delivery. This review attempts to focus on available information regarding the applicability of synthetic seed technology in vegetable crops.

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