Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory (PTCL) Bangalore

PTCL Bangalore

Current projects

The Plant Tissue Culture laboratory is constantly trying to achieve as much as it possibly can. There are numerous research projects which are undertaken and at the same time, the production unit also has numerous projects for the large scale production of saplings of numerous plants.

Production Unit


The capacity of the production unit in the Plant tissue culture laboratory is about 1 million per year. Even though the laboratory has the ability to produce these many saplings in a year, this is not achievable as most of the people involved in the production have other commitments like research, seminars and extension activities too. But Dr.B.N.Sathyanarayana believes that in spite of all these hindrances, the plant tissue culture laboratory is capable of producing about 500,000 plants in a year. With half the target being met with in a period of 7 months, it can be assured that laboratory will be successful in fulfilling their goal.

Research and Development Unit


The world of plant tissue culture and biotechnology is a relatively new and unexplored one. The findings in this field seem to cropping up almost every other day. Research on plant biotechnology and plant tissue culture happens in the plant tissue culture laboratory almost all through the year. The Laboratory is given various projects to work on and the research findings generated by this laboratory every year reveals the quality of the work done in the plant tissue culture laboratory.

Presently there are numerous projects and research topics which are being worked on. Some of them are:

  • Attempts taken up to standardize efficient protocol for rapid clonal multiplication and To breed variants with high stevioside content.
  • Hardening of stevia has been a problem with over 80% mortality. Experiments done have given plants which are stocky (3-4 times thicker in girth). These plants should survive better under conditions of ex vitro hardening.
  • Standardization of protocol for direct and indirect regeneration and somatic embryogenesis, Inducing variation using physical and chemical mutagens through treatment of explants shown to give regeneration and Identification and evaluation of the variants in Safed Musli.
  • Induction and evaluation of Secondary Metabolites in vitro and Genetic Finger Printing of Induced Somaclonal Variants Using Molecular Markers for Phytochemical Constituents, Particularly Bacoside in Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri (L) Wettest).
  • Standardization of protocol for direct and indirect regeneration from different explants of Centella asiatica, inducing variation using physical and chemical mutagens through treatment of explants shown to give regeneration and Identification and evaluation of the variants.
  • In Catha edulis (Kat), an exciting medicinal crop of Yemen, work on tissue culture and a detailed study on varietal distribution and variance through genetic markers is under progress.

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