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Annual Review & Research in Biology, ISSN: 2231-4776,Vol.: 3, Issue.: 4 (October-December)

Short Communication

Extract of Eruca sativa and Its Effects on Sex Differentiation in Muskmelon


Liqaa A. Jasaa1, Hadeel M. Habib1 and Nabeel K. Al-Ani2*

1Department of Biology, College of Science for Women University of Baghdad, Iraq.
2Department of Biotechnology , College of Science University of Al-Nahrain Baghdad, Iraq.

Article Information


(1) Prof. George Perry, Dean and Professor of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA.


(1) Anonymous.

(2) Jwu-Guh Tsay, Nan Jeon Institute of Technology, Taiwan.

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The role of herbs in increasing sex capability has been well demonstrated in science, However, the effect of Rocket (Eruca sativa) which known, as sex herb in animals, was studied in this work. It was found that 1:10 methanol w/v extract was effective in producing two types of callus white friable callus and compact green callus. The friable callus produce roots while the green callus continues growing without any differentiation.

Keywords :

Eruca sativa; cucumismelo; tissue culture; extract.

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