• Effect of micronutrients and their interactions on growth and alkaloid production inCatharanthus roseus (L) G. Don.

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      Micronutrients; interactions; growth; alkaloid production; Catharanthus roseus

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      Micronutrients were sprayed singly and in combinations, at pre-bloom stage, onCatharanthus roseus plants grown in the field for 15 weeks. In general, all the nutritional regimes enhanced the growth of the plants. The growth responses of B, Zn + B, Fe + Cu + Zn + B were statistically significant. Maximum increases in the total alkaloid content of leaves, stems and roots were observed under Fe + B, Fe + Zn + Cu + B and Zn treatments respectively while few other treatments also caused considerable increase in the total alkaloid contents.

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      K P Sri Vasuki1 V S Rao1 K V N Rao1

      1. Plant Physiology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007, India
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