R.v.

Origin: Rauvolfia vomitoria Afz. (Apocynaceae) juvenile plant leaves transformation

with pRi Agrobacterium rhizogenes, strain 4

Morphology: highly branching roots

Conditions for cultivation:  medium -  Gamborg (B 5 O)

temperature 22-25oC, rotary shaking - 90 rpm, liquid culture

subculture procedure - transferring root tips each 5 weeks

explant ~250 mg per 60 ml of nutrient medium

conservation - maintenance on the solid medium at room temperature

Viability after conservation: 90%

Sterility: fungi and bacteria free

Species: root specific indole alkaloids, opine test

Plating efficiency:  non-cloning

Other properties:

root specific indole alkaloid biosynthesis

Applications: biotechnology, enzimology of indole alkaloid biosynthesis

Collections: HRC