Srivastava, S.C., Kumar, P., & Saha, D. 2002 In-vitro callus development for organogenesis in lac host plants.. Indian Forester 128(3): 325-328.
Notes: Plant parts like seed cotyledons and axillary buds of lac, a versatile biodegradable natural resin secreted by a group of tiny scaled insects called Kerria lacca, host plants such as Flemingia macrophylla, Albizia lucida, Ziziphus sp., F. semialata [F. macrophylla], and Schleichera oleosa were cultured under different auxin (2,4-D) concentrations (0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, 6.0, 8.0, 10.0 ppm) to determine their ability to produce callus. In most cases, 2,4-D concentrations at 4-10 ppm resulted in maximum callus development. Results indicate the possibility of improvement in lac host plant through biotechnology. Further studies on organogenesis and regeneration into complete plantlets are suggested.