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In vitro production of planting material for cultivation  of Elephant Foot Yam (EFY).


Brief description:

Gajendra variety of EFY is the wide choice of the farmers as it is non- acrid variety. The local variety has itching property & hence difficult to consume. However, Gajendra variety is difficult to be propagated in large number by conventional method. Hench,  in vitro propagation was required to be tested.  


Utility benefit:

  1. Gajendra variety of EFY cannot be propagated in abundance by conventional method.
  2. Micro propagation has made it possible.