Sequential Sterilization of Banana (Musa Spp.) Sucker Tip Reducing Microbial Contamination With Highest Establishment Percentage

Authors

  • Chintan Kapadia Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, ASPEE College of Horticulture & Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, India, Pincode-396 450
  • Nidhi Patel Department of Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, ASPEE College of Horticulture & Forestry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Gujarat, India, Pincode-396 450

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v50i4.57083

Keywords:

Lactic acid, Sodium hypochloride, Sodium chlorite, Mercury chloride

Abstract

Sterilization procedure was standardized for grand naine cultivar of banana using various sterilants in combinations and alone. The observations were recorded regularly with respect to presence of fungal, bacteria as well as percentages of culture establishment. Results indicated that a treatment combination No. 3 [Lactic acid (0.15 %) + Tween-20 (0.1 %) + 0.8 % Commercial bleach (30 Min.) followed by Sodium chlorite (0.3 %) (20 min)] gave the highest percentage of aseptic culture establishment in vitro condition. The present study also showed that, single step aseptic inoculation was unable to control endophytic contaminants while sequential treatments were good enough to reduce microbial load as well as increase culture survival.

Bangladesh J. Bot. 50(4): 1151-1158, 2021 (December)

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2021-12-31

How to Cite

Kapadia, C. ., & Patel, N. . (2021). Sequential Sterilization of Banana (Musa Spp.) Sucker Tip Reducing Microbial Contamination With Highest Establishment Percentage. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 50(4), 1151–1158. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v50i4.57083

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