Identification of superior chemotypes and ex-situ conservation of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle form Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh Valley) (Plan Project)

Principal Investigator: Sh. Jagdish Singh
Duration: 2009-2014
Funding Agency: ICFRE-PLAN

• Identification of superior chemotypes from different geographical locations of Himachal Pradesh
• Development of appropriate propagation methods
• Ex-situ conservation by establishing Field Gene Bank. (At Medicinal Plants Research Nursery Brundhar, Manali)
• Dissemination of research findings to the user groups
Identified the superior genetic stock of Podophyllum hexandrum by screening different geographical locations (28 No.) of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh (J&K). Field Gene Bank of the same was established at FRS Brundhar, Jagatsukh near Manali (H.P.). Besides, user friendly propagation methods of the species were developed.