Genetic Improvement, Propagation And Conservation Efforts For Tecomella Undulata, A Flagship Timber Species Of The Drylands- A Review

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
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Volume - 9 Issue - 3                         
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Desha Meena , Tarun Kant ,Aastha Sharma
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V9I3P605


MLA Style:Desha Meena , Tarun Kant , Aastha Sharma "Genetic Improvement, Propagation And Conservation Efforts For Tecomella Undulata, A Flagship Timber Species Of The Drylands- A Review" International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 9.2 (2019):23-33.

APA Style:Desha Meena , Tarun Kant , Aastha Sharma (2019). Genetic Improvement, Propagation And Conservation Efforts For Tecomella Undulata, A Flagship Timber Species Of The Drylands- A Review. International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 9(2),23-33.


Tecomella undulata (Local name-Rohida) which belongs to the family Bignoniaceae is a socially acceptable and economically valuable tree species of the arid regions and native to the Indian subcontinent. It is a well-known multipurpose tree species that has been over exploited for timber and medicines from its natural habitat. As a result, most Rohida genetic resources has already been depleted in the wild habitat. Therefore, to conserve the species tree improvement programmes are underway in different organisations. Under tree Improvement research on Rohida, work has been majorly carried out on reproductive biology, selection of candidate plus trees, establishment of progeny trials, vegetative propagation, and diversity studies using molecular markers. The report consolidates the status of the work on tree improvement and propagation of this important tree species done so far.


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Conservation, Molecular markers, Phenology, Progeny trials, Propagation