African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 791

Full Length Research Paper

Evaluation of cumin (Cuminum Cyminum L.) landraces under drought stress based on some agronomic traits

Leili Motamedi-Mirhosseini1, Ghasem Mohammadi-Nejad2, Alireza Bahraminejad3, Pooran Golkar4* and Zahra Mohammadinejad5      
1 Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University - Jiroft branch,Jiroft-Iran, 2Horticultural Research Institute, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman P.O.B. 76169-133, Iran. 3Crop Science Department, Agricultural Faculty, University Putra Malaysia, P.O. B. 43400 UPM, Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. 4Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, P.O.B. 76169-133, Iran. 5Plant Breeding, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.  
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  •  Accepted: 04 October 2011
  •  Published: 26 November 2011


The present study was conducted to establish a protocol for in vitro propagation of an endemic medicinal plant Ceropegia juncea (Asclepiadaceae) from one month old aseptic seedling nodal explants. The highest shoot multiplication rate of 20.65 ± 0.20 shoots/explant was achieved on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with BAP 8.87 mM + TDZ  4.54 mM. Excised shoots were rooted on half strength MS medium with IBA 4.90 mM + NAA 1.27 mM. 78% of the rooted shoots survived in the field.


Key words: Ceropegia juncea, in vitro propagation, endemic medicinal plant, nodal explants, multiple shoots.