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Reproductive biology

Beck, Samantha [1].

Micropropagation studies of Capsicum annuum: Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper.

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Capsicum chinense) pepper originated from the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago and is part of the Solanacea family. Due to its popular 2 million Scoville units, this pepper has become well known around the world. Capsaicin is the cause of the chilis hot nature and is produced as secondary metabolites by the chili pepper. The capsaicin has been found to be useful in foods for the spiciness and flavor and also for medicinal uses. These medicinal uses are things such as, analgesic ointments, dermal patches to relieve pain, and it could also be used to reduce inflammation. Callus induction is the purpose of this experiment and will be done by testing different ratios of cytokinin and auxin. Callus is a mass of unorganized cells derived from explants. Finding the correct rations for the callus induction might lead to micropropagation. Micropropagation, which is a form of tissue culture, is used to rapidly produce a large number of plants. Finding a protocol of micropropagation for the Trinidad Scorpion pepper is important for breeding programs, propagation at industrial level and development of research in different fields. The goal for this experiment is to test different types of cytokinins and auxins to see which ratio and growth hormone combination produces the most successful callus induction for Capsicium chinense. Kinetin with four different auxins will be tested. The four different auxins are: IBA (Indole-3-butyric acid), 2,4-D (2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic), NAA (1-Naphthaleneacetic acid), and IAA (Indole-3-acetic acid), all at varying in concentrations. The overall goal for this experiment is to find the correct ratios of cytokinin and auxin to produce the optimal callus induction that can be used for other research.

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1 - Utah Valley University, Biology, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT, 84058, USA

capsicum anuum.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Session: P
Location: Hall D/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRP001
Abstract ID:338
Candidate for Awards:None

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