Catharanthus


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Catharanthus

a genus of the plant family of Apocynaceae; contains an unidentified toxin which causes incoordination and convulsions; includes C. pusilla (milagaipoondu), C. roseus.

Catharanthus roseus
souce of vincine alkaloids used in cancer chemotherapy; called also Madagascan periwinkle.
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2] recorded at the Catharanthus roseus an interesting result with an average induction of eight shoots per explant after 3 weeks of culture.
18] Parsons CWT, Erturk S & Tengtrakool J (2004) Enhancement of amjalicine production in Catharanthus roseus cell cultures with methyl jasmonate is dependent on timing and dosage of elicitation.
First, there are the related compounds, vincristine and vinblastine, discovered in 1950s in the Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus.
In vitro studies on Egyptian Catharanthus Roseus (L.
They include Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon), Calendula officinalis (Marigold), Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar Periwinkle), Celosia cultivars, Leucanthemum maximum (Shasta Daisy), Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William), Geranium species, Gomphrena (Purple Gomphrena), Mirabilis jalapa (Four o'Clock), Narcissus hybrids (Daffodil), Tagetes (African and French Marigold) Verbena cultivars and Zinnia angustifolia.
It was also suggested that a small amount of rice husk charcoal could increase the growth of Catharanthus roseus, but the browning of leaves appeared with excessive application because of the higher concentrations of potassium and higher pH level in rice husk charcoal than wood charcoal (Komaki et al.
Activities of enzymes involved in indole alkaloid biosynthesis in suspension cultures of Catharanthus, Cinchoma and Tabernaemontana species.
ZINNIA ELEGANS AND VINCA CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS GROWN IN 288 PLUG