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Ltd. en-US Horticultural Biotechnology Research 2455-460X Determination of Apposite Plant Regeneration Protocol for Several Cucurbits through Direct and Indirect Organogenesis https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/hbr/article/view/5279 <p>A competent and reproducible practice for the <em>invitro</em> shoot regeneration of <em>Cucurbita maxima,C</em>.<em>pepo</em> and <em>Cucumissativus</em> was developed from various explants through direct and indirect organogenesis.In<em>C. maxima</em>, between cotyledon and leaf segment, cotyledon was found to be most responsive for callus induction in MS medium augmented with 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1 </sup>2,4 dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) plus 100 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> casein hydrolysate and 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> 2,4-D plus 15% coconut water and for leaf segment it was on MS medium containing 2.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> 2,4-D. Comparing the 2 explants it was found that leaf segment was most suitable for callus induction in <em>C. maxima</em>. For massive multiplication of <em>C. pepo</em>mericlones shoot tip and nodal cutting were used. MS medium containing 3.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> 6-benzyl aminopurine plus 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup>gibberellic acid (GA<sub>3</sub>) was found most effective for shoot regeneration and 1.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> IBA was found most effective for rooting. In this trait cv. Bulum was more responsive than cv. Rumbo. On the other hand, to generate virus free plantlets of <em>C. sativus</em>, different concentrations of kinetin were used, and 1.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> KIN shown the best performance for primary culture establishment. For shoot multiplication, 1.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> BAP and 2.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> BAP plus 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> KIN containing medium shown best result. Subsequently, 2.0 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> BAP plus 0.5 mg·L<sup>-1</sup> KIN was best composition for root induction. Our report demonstrated comprehensive protocols and variability in explants, growth regulator response in shoot regeneration potential of in different cucurbit plants.</p> Mohammad Firoz Alam Palash C. Mondol Sushanta Kumar Roy Muhammad Anisuzzaman Saroar Parvez Sujit Kumar Ray Farhana Mahzabin Tanzena Tanny Iftekhar Alam ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2019-04-10 2019-04-10 10.25081/hbr.2019.v5.5279 Selection criteria for yield in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) https://updatepublishing.com/journal/index.php/hbr/article/view/5454 <p>Nineteen&nbsp; genotypes of eggplant (<em>Solanum melongena </em>L.) were collected from different places in Syria for evaluating the selection criteria for yield parameters. Yield traits (days to 50% flowering, days to flower setting, days to maturity, plant height/cm at flowering stage, fruit weight/g, number of harvested plants and fruit yield per genotype/kg) were recorded&nbsp; in order to study the traits relations and to their direct and indirect effects via other traits on eggplant yield. Results showed that both plant height and number of harvested plants together with other morphological parameters had positive significant correlation with yield parameters, so it can be taken as selection criteria to increase final yield of eggplant.</p> Maysoun M. Saleh, Ossama Muhra Zaeda Alsayd Suliman ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2019-04-22 2019-04-22 01 03 10.25081/hbr.2019.v5.5454