Effect of Chitosan on Growth of In Vitro Seedling Culture of Dendrobium lindleyi Steud.

Wuttichai - Ritti, Boonsanong Chourykaew, Orawan Sreenamkhum


The study effect of chitosan on growth of in vitro seedling culture of Dendrobium lindleyi Steud. on semi-solid medium VW supplemented with different concentration of chitosan; 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 or 100 mg/L for 12 weeks. The result showed that the percentage of shoot formation (97.5%), the highest average of shoot numbers (9.30 shoots/plant) and highest of shoot length (2.56 cm/plant) could obtain when cultured on the medium with 100 mg/L chitosan. While, the culture of D. lindleyi Steud. seedling on the medium with 60 mg/L chitosan the result showed the percentage of root formation (97.5%) and highest average root numbers (1.98 roots/plant). Moreover, seedling could regenerate into inflorescence and flower bud (1.13%) when cultured on the medium with 60 mg/L and 100 mg/L chitosan. The plantlet of D. lindleyi Steud. gave the survival rate (82%) after 8 weeks on coconut husk chops in the greenhouse, the percentage of root formation (78%), the highest average root numbers (2.12 roots/plant), the average of leaf numbers (2.00 leaves/plant) and the highest average of shoot length (2.80 centimeter/plant). However, the plantlets were cultured on a charcoal piece showed the percentage of shoot formation (76%) and the average of shoot numbers (1.94 shoots/plant).


Key word: Dendrobuim lindleyi Steud., chitosan, in vitro, planting material, in vitro flowering

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