Micropropagation of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) on Large-Scale

Cao Sang

School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University HCMC, Vietnam.

Nguyen Ngoc Hanh Dung

School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University HCMC, Vietnam.

Bui Thanh Hoa

School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University HCMC, Vietnam.

Pham Hong Diep

School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University HCMC, Vietnam.

Tran Van Minh *

School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University HCMC, Vietnam.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aim: Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is a slow-to-reproduce perennial herb that is propagated from ground rhizomes. Despite its well-known medicinal and culinary uses, its supply for propagation is limited due to disease susceptibility and slow rhizome development.

Methodology: To optimize turmeric bud cluster development and determined appropriate concentrations of BAP (6-benzyl aminopurin) and NAA (α-naphthalene acetic acid) for enhancing shoot multiplication and rooting rates.

Results: The results indicated that MS (Murashige and Skoog, 1962) was basic media for turmeric; shoot clusters formation on media supplemented with 1 mg L-1BAP and 0.5 mg L-1 NAA; for shoot multiplication was 3 mg L-1 BAP and 0.5 mg L-1 NAA; and 0.5 mg L-1 NAA was favored for root induction

Conclusion: This research contributed to advancing our knowledge of valuable plants in Vietnam, particularly turmeric production on large-scale.

Keywords: Turmeric, Curcuma longa L., micropropagation, rhizomes, shoot multiplication, shoot clusters formation, Zingiberaceae

How to Cite

Sang , Cao, Nguyen Ngoc Hanh Dung, Bui Thanh Hoa, Pham Hong Diep, and Tran Van Minh. 2024. “Micropropagation of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa L.) on Large-Scale”. Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Bioresource Technology 10 (2):33-44. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajb2t/2024/v10i2203.


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