By L. K. Bharathi, K. Joseph John
Asiatic Momordica contains 10 species of which three are monoecious and relaxation dioecious. they're distinctive within the experience that every one are wild or cultivated greens with medicinal makes use of. Barring sour gourd, all are less than applied greens with little learn and conservation efforts. during this ebook, the authors have offered the on hand info on quite a few features of Asiatic Momordica like taxonomy, cytogenetics, crop development, beginning, ethnobotany and crop construction at one position. The booklet is easily illustrated with colour maps and pictures depicting behavior, morphology and distribution of person taxa. Species distribution map for all Indian taxa, descriptor for characterization and initial overview of dioecious and monoecious staff on hand types, keys for botanical id are a number of the particular good points of the ebook. The ebook could be valuable to botanists, horticulturists, foresters, surroundings educators, conservation biologists, plant technological know-how scholars in most cases and all attracted to agrobiodiversity.
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Higher success rate was obtained for callus induction with auxillary bud explants (Deokar et al. 2003; Ghive et al. 2006) of M. 5 mg/l BAP ? 0 mg/l NAA and multiple shoot development in MS medium supplemented with 70–80 mg/l AdSO4 ? 0 mg/l BAP ? 0 mg/l NAA (Ghive et al. 2006). Apart from auxillary bud, multiple shoots were induced from nodal segments (Meemaduma and Ramanayake 2002; Rai et al. 2012) and leaf segments (Hoque and Rahman 2003) of M. dioica. Protocols for direct shoot regeneration from cotyledons of M.
Since, the maggots damage the fruits internally; it is difficult to control this pest with insecticides. To manage the pest, remove and destroy all infested fruits and also expose the pupae by ploughing and turning over soil after crop harvest. For trapping the adult, sex pheromone blended plywood blocks may be used. For this purpose a mixture of ethanol, cue lure and Malathion in the ratio of 6:4:1 may be prepared. 2 cm is prepared and soaked in this solution for 48 h. These can be used in bottle traps @ 10 blocks/ha.
2005) due to the presence of momordicin I. They form tunnels by burrowing in the leaf between the epidermal layers consuming the green tissue as they go. In case of severe 2 Description and Crop Production infestation, leaves will dry and drop. To control the insect, collect and destroy the mined leaves and good field sanitation can also greatly reduce the population of this pest. Root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita). Incidence of root-knot nematode is observed in M. subangulata subsp. renigera (LKB pers.