Biopolym. Cell. 2007; 23(2):86-92.
Molecular and Cell Biotechnologies
Stability of the genome of highly productive Rauwolfia serpentina Benth K-27 cell line at changing maintenance conditions
1Spiridonova K. V., 1Adnof D. M., 1Andreev I. O., 1Kunakh V. A.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03680


Genetic analysis of the tissues of long-term passaged strain K-27 of Rauwolfia serpentina, maintained as surface or submerged cultures on the media of different composition for 4 passages, has been carried out via RAPD-PCR. Changes in the maintenance conditions were found to result in minor rearrangements of strain K-27 genome at the molecular level. However, the switch from the surface maintenance to the submerged one appears to affect the genome of cultured tissues more significantly as compared with the changes in the nutrient medium composition. Introduction of the additional subculture on the agarized medium of the intermediary composition preceding the switch to submerged culture seems to allow reducing the level of genome changes.
Keywords: plant tissue culture, Rauwolfia serpentina, plant genome, RAPD-analysis


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