6.1. Effect of copper on morphological and biochemical changes in Musa acuminata cv. Bantala grown in vitro
- To investigate the effects of various copper concentrations on shoot growth and rhizogenesis (root induction and elongation) of banana grown in vitro.
- To evaluate optimum copper concentration and formulation needed for banana culture.
- To study the toxic effect of supra optimal concentration of copper in rooting medium and changes in biochemical parameters (chlorophyll, carotenoids, carbohydrates, total proteins and Enzymes) of in vitro plantlets.
An experiment was carried out at RPRC, Bhubaneswar with an objective to investigate the effect of various copper concentrations on shoot growth and rhozogenesis and study the toxic effect of copper on biochemical parameters of Musa acuminata cv, Bantala grown in vitro.
From the experiment, it might be concluded that, 25µM Copper concentration in the MS medium is suitable for the growth of this particular variety of banana Musa acuminata cv. Bantala.
Figure-Shoot growth of Musa acuminata plantlet after 15 days of inoculation