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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 170-172

Modern propagation techniques- A conservaion tool for certain endemic medicinal plants in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve


Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore -641 029, India

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S Paulsamy
Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore -641 029
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There plant species of medicinal and vegatational fire break importance such as Berberis tinctoria, Elaegnus kologa and Rhodomyrtus tomentosa were identified in Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and their eco-physiological behaviors were analysed. The study revealed that generally all the there species were having shorter period of seed dormacy, poor viability of seeds and higher mortality of saplings. These poor eco-physiological features are the major factors for their limited distribution, lesser population and weaker establishment. Hence to overcome these factors the modern reproductive strategies like tissue culture techniques are suggested.


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