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Abstract

Isolation and characterization of solanine from in vitro tissue culture of solanum tuberosum l. and solanum dulcamara l.

Author(s): P Khanna, P Kumar, S Singhvi
Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302 004,

Correspondence Address:
P Khanna Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302 004

Solanine, a steroidal glycoside, is the major alkaloid of potato plant, which is toxic to insects at higher concentrations. In the present study callus tissues of Solanum tuberosum and S. dulcamara (Solanaceae) have been worked out qualitatively and quantitatively for their solanine content.