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Prospects of Biotechnological Approaches for Propagation and Improvement of Threatened African Sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steud.)

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dc.contributor.author Xavery, Dickson Kalabamu
dc.contributor.author Feyissa, Tileye
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-24T11:21:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-24T11:21:02Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07-26
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ajps.2015.611183
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/206
dc.description Research Article published by Scientific Research Publishing Inc. en_US
dc.description.abstract The African Sandalwood plant (Osyris lanceolata ) is a threatened shrub or a small hemi-parasitic tree endemic to East Africa and South African regions, which is being severely affected by uprooting for oil extraction, poor natural regeneration, phenological structures (dioecious), medicinal values, lack of sexual recruitment, habitat loss, anthropogenic and climate factors. It has been found that through application of in situ conservation of natural trees with respect to rapid human population growth, the available natural strands of valuable plants such as African sandalwood have not been able to meet the demands of the people in world specifically developing countries. However, advances in plant biotechnology provide new options for collection, multiplication and short- to long-term conservation of Osyris lanceolata species, using in vitro culture techniques. Different aspects of biotechnological applications can be extensively used to reduce the risk of extinction of this valuable plant species and to improve the quality and quantity of essential oils produced by it. Therefore, tissue culture appears to be a promising approach for the propagation and conservation of African sandalwood plant. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Scientific Research Publishing Inc. en_US
dc.subject African Sandalwood, Auxin, Cytokinin, MS Media, Micropropagation en_US
dc.title Prospects of Biotechnological Approaches for Propagation and Improvement of Threatened African Sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steud.) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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