GeneticDiversity Archive

13 Feb 2008

Screening of coconut (Cocos nusifera L.) for drought tolerance

Drought causes a substantial reduction in national yield of coconut and also a loss of coconut palms in severe droughts thus resulting in serious economic consequences in the coconut industry in Sri Lanka. Therefore, it is a
18 Jan 2008

Evaluation of Luffa (Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb) varieties under low country intermediate zone of Sri Lanka

Luffa (Luffa acutangula) is a popular low country vegetable in Sri Lanka and it is one of the most highly utilized vegetable species in the farming systems of dry and intermediate zones. The existing Luffa varieties in
18 Jan 2008

Exploring natural resources for sustainable management of ecosystems: future challenges for control and management of Xyleborus fornicatus eichh. (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), the shot-hole borer of tea in Sri Lanka

In view of the highly diverse genetic base of the seedling tea plants, though cultivated as a monocrop, along with shade trees and surrounding forests, provided a reasonably stable ecosystem then. With the introduction of high yielding
18 Jan 2008

Development of new cultivation technology for straw mushroom (Volvariella

Paddy straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) is an edible mushroom variety which can be cultivated under tropical and sub tropical conditions. In Sri Lanka, though the majority of farmers grow oyster mushroom they are willing to undertake other
18 Jan 2008

In vitro multiplication of Wthnia somnifera auxiliary buds for mass propagation

Wthnia somnifera of family Solanaceae commonly known as Amukkara or Ashwaganda is an important medicinal perennial herb with long tapering roots. The roots are widely used in ayurvedic medicine and prescribed for hiccup, female disorders, cough and
18 Jan 2008

Effect of physiological status on rooting of Masbedda (Gymnema sylvestre) cuttings

Vegetative propagation by means of cuttings is an important method for starting new plants identical to the parent plants. Many plants can be propagated with good results by cutting, though the success depends upon the propagator’s circumstances,
18 Jan 2008

In vitro propagation of Kaempferia galanga (L)

Kaempferia galanga (L) is an aromatic perennial herb, which is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Dry tubers are imported in large scale to Sri Lanka due to lack of mass production in Sri Lanka. Disease susceptibility and
18 Jan 2008

Collection, conservation, evaluation and use of durian germplasm at Horana

Unavailability of high quality varieties is one of the constraints in commercial durian production. A program to collect durian germplasm was initiated at Horana. Fruits from 26 seedling trees were evaluated for fruit weight, number of arils,
17 Jan 2008

In vitro callus induction of Spilanthes calva DC [Spilanthes acmella auct. nonL,.] (Maha Akmella)

Spilanthes calva DC. (Maha Akmella) is a valuable medicinal plant belongs to Family Asteraceae. It is widely used in indigenous medicine to treat toothache in most of the Asian countries. Not only it has anesthetic properties, but
17 Jan 2008

In vitro callus induction of Spilanthes calva DC [Spilanthes acmella auct. nonL,.] (Maha Akmella)

Spilanthes calva DC. (Maha Akmella) is a valuable medicinal plant belongs to Family Asteraceae. It is widely used in indigenous medicine to treat toothache in most of the Asian countries. Not only it has anesthetic properties, but