Effect of Biochemical Indicators for Rooting in Horsetail Trees (Casuarina equisetifolia L.)

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Casuarina equisetifolia Linn. is native from Australia Eastward into Melanesia, extotic trees in peninsular India and coastal Southeast Asia. The present investigation was carried out ten good rooting and poor rooting clones of Casuarina equisetifolia were subjected to various biochemical analysis including starch, amylase, peroxidase and IAA oxidase. The result of the analysis revealed significant difference (P<0.05) between the good rooting and poor rooting clones. Starch was found to be lower in (10.16 to 39.97 mg g ) 1 better rooting clones, but greater in poor rooting clones (36.86 to 82.19 mg g ). Similarly lesser content of 1 amylase (0.003 to 0.065 mg g ) were also present in good rooting as compared with poor rooting clones 1 (0.033 to 0.080 mg g of cladode tissue). Results also revealed that peroxidase and IAA oxidase did not exhibit 1 any significant difference between the good rooting and poor rooting clones. Therefore, it can be concluded that starch and amylase plays a major role in rooting of Casuarina equisetifolia

Authors: 
Bhagwat Singh
Authors: 
Anoop Kumar Singh
Authors: 
Shailesh Kumar
Publisher: 
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences
Year: 
2013