Identification of Serk Gene from Bract Derived Embryogenic and Non - Embryogenic Calli of Four Diploid Banana Cultivars from South India

Smitha P D, Binoy K R, Ashalatha S Nair


Somatic embryogenesis receptor kinase (SERK) gene is known to be a marker of somatic embryogenesis in several plant species. The present study reported the presence of SERK gene from bract derived embryogenic calli bearing somatic embryos. The analysis of the expression pattern of the SERK gene during embryogenic cell formation and somatic embryogenesis revealed that SERK expression continued during pro embryogenic mass formation. In the present study the amplified product of cDNA from the somatic embryos has molecular size 1459 bp. The non- embryogenic callus also showed the presence of faint bands. In all the samples the amplified product from β - actin primer showed bands of 650 bp with similar intensity in both the embryogenic and non- embryogenic samples.

Full Text:




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 Smitha P D, Binoy K R, Ashalatha S Nair

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Journal of Agricultural Studies   ISSN 2166-0379


Copyright © Macrothink Institute

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

If you have any questions, please contact