This marvelous spice and medicinal plant, ginger, is constrained severely by the absence of seed set, and the breeder is left with the alternative of clonal selection or induced mutations with all its uncertainty and limitations. Biotechnology opened up many potential avenues such as tissue culture, somaclonal variation, in vitro mutagenesis and selection, molecular fingerprinting, recombinant DNA technology, and genetic modification through transgenics for creating disease-resistant lines. Concerted efforts are needed to solve the serious problems besetting this "great medicine" and "universal cure" as described in the Indian systems of medicine, which is a great spice unparalleled in the range of applications and uses.

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  • kyra
    What is a ginger conclusion?
    10 months ago

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