S. H. Anik, M. S. Ahmed, F. Khatun, H. M. M. Tariq Hossain* and M. E. Hoque
*Corresponding author’s Email: hmmtariq@yahoo.com

 The study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of Benzyl adenine (BA) Indole-3-Butyric acid (IBA) on in vitro plantlet regeneration of Turmeric. The healthy, disease free sprouts of turmeric were used as explants which were inoculated in Murashige and Skoog (MS) media supplemented with different concentration of BA (1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 mg/L) and IBA (1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0 mg/L). The experiments were arranged in Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with three replications. The maximum shoot induction was observed with 2.0mg/L BA. The highest shoot length (5.93 cm) was found in BA 2.0 mg/L + IBA 3.0mg/L and that of the minimum (1.4 cm) was detected in control medium. The shoot lengths (3.4cm, 5cm and 5.9cm) at 21, 28 and 42 days after induction (DAI) respectively were found in BA 2.0 mg/L + IBA 3.0mg/L. The medium prepared with BA 2.0 mg/L + IBA 1.0 mg/L showed the highest number of root (6.0, 8.6, 12.67) at 21, 28 and 42 DAI respectively. The survival rates of the regenerated plantlets in growth chamber, in shade house and in field conditions were 100%, 86.66% and 83% respectively. Therefore, the protocol developed for in vitro propagation appears with high commercial value for year round production of Turmeric in Bangladesh.  

Keywords: In virto regeneration, Turmeric
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