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Dr. Santosh Pawar 




Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(4): 687-691          |                 Available online, December 31, 2017

Promotion of seed germination in Corallocarpus epigaeus (Rottler) Hook. f. –A critically endangered medicinal plant, and relevance to conservation

Suresh V, Swamy TN, Md. Ghani, Thirupathi K and Md. Mustafa*



Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, Warangal – 506001, Telangana, India

*Corresponding author email: Phone: 9440582638 

Received: 16.09.2017   |  Accepted: 29.12.2017   |  Published : 31.12.2017

An effective protocol is developed for the germination of Corallocarpus epigaeus seeds. The seeds were collected from intact plants. Various reasons are promoting seed dormancy in this species. Such dormancy was broken and achieved 84% in vitro and 70% in vivo seed germination. This enhanced percentage of germination is enabled for the conservation of this critically endangered plant. This is the first report on successful in vitro and in vivo germination of Corallocarpus epigaeus seeds.


Keywords: Dormancy; Gibberillic acid; Immature embryo; Perlite; Phenolic substances.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Suresh V, Swamy TN, Md. Ghani, Thirupathi K and Md. Mustafa (2017) Promotion of seed germination in Corallocarpus epigaeus (Rottler) Hook. f. –A critically endangered medicinal plant, and relevance to conservation; International J. of Life Sciences, 5 (4): 687-691. 



The authors (T.Varshareddy and Dr P.Naga Padma) are grateful to the management of BVB Bhavan’s Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities and Commerce  for the encouragement to carry out this work.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2017 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.



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