In vitro shoot multiplication of echinacea purpurea

A. R. Koroch, C. Park, J. Kapteyn, H. R. Juliani, J. E. Simon

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Cytokinin growth regulators, 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP), kinetin (KIN), and 2-isopentenyladenine (2-iP), induced in vitro shoot multiplication from shoot explants of Echinacea purpurea (Eastern purple coneflower). Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 17.76 M 6-benzylaminopurine and 0.269 M naphthalene acetic acid produced the greatest number of adventitious shoots, although all cytokinin treatments with or without naphthalene acetic acid were effective in inducing shoots. Subsequent rooting and growth of the induced shoots in a potting media in a greenhouse demonstrated the new plants developed normally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 28 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Complementary and alternative medicine


  • Coneflower
  • Medicinal plants
  • Micropropagation
  • Organogenesis

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