Home|Journals|Articles by Year|Audio Abstracts

Review Article

An insight on micro propagation of Myrica species for improvement in cultivation practices of nutraceutically important fruits

Sohan Lal, Amita Kumari, Ishita Guleria, Jyoti Dhatwalia, Shabnam Thakur, Shailja Kumari, Subhash Sharma.

Cited by 2 Articles

Myrica is one of the dioecious genera of the Myricaceae family, which is widely distributed and 97 species of this genus are reported globally. The fruits of Myrica are extremely nutritive and are used in the manufacturing jams, syrups, juices, and can be also consumed raw, whereas the bark is used to manufacture paper and ropes. In Ayurveda, the roots and bark of Myrica extracts have been reported to have carminative, astringent, and antiseptic properties, whereas the role of bark decoction is documented in the treatment of cough and fever, diarrhea, and dysentery, toothache, lung infection, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. One of the biggest problems within Myrica species is their poor regeneration in their natural habitats because of their dioecious nature and less availability of mature seeds due to over exploration. This review is a small effort to provide a comprehensive account of the tissue culture-mediated investigation made on the Myrica genus (Myrica esculenta, Myrica gale, Myrica nana, Myrica rubra, and Myrica cerifera) and aimed for improvement of this nutraceuticals important fruit species.

Key words: Cultivation, Micro propagation, Myrica, Explant, Tissue culture

Full-text options

Share this Article

Online Article Submission
• ejmanager.com

ejPort - eJManager.com
Refer & Earn
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.