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Current status and biotechnological development of etlingera elatior, a promising horticultural and medicinal plant

Yunus, Muhamad Fahmi and Meenakshi Sundram, Tamil Chelvan and Zainuddin, Zarina and Ismail, Nor Asiah and Mohd Rosli, Norsalsabila and Mohamad Hamdan, Mohd Syafik (2022) Current status and biotechnological development of etlingera elatior, a promising horticultural and medicinal plant. The Journal of Horticultural Science And Biotechnology. ISSN 1462-0316

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Etlingera elatior (Jack) which belongs to Zingiberaceae family is one of the most commonly known species of Etlingera. E. elatior has been traditionally used for many different purposes and have a long history of traditional uses in Southeast Asia. Every part of this plant has significant economic value. It can be used as material source in preparing traditional medicines, while the young inflorescences are used as herbs and food ingredients in Southeast Asia. Recently, E. elatior is gaining attention as ornamental plant due to its colourful and attractive inflorescences. On top of that, modern-day horticulture industry is based on creating variation, selection, evaluation, and multiplication of desired genotypes. There is always a demand for the horticulture industry to maintain its competitiveness by producing new cultivars with appeal for cut flower. Furthermore, new cultivars of promising quality can be used for commercial cultivation and as new source of genes for breeding programme. Due to its popularity, E. elatior is also being researched for its pharmacological activities, medicinal properties and potential applications in nanotechnology. This review provides research on E. elatior, including, nutritional composition, phytochemical compounds, bioactivities, plant tissue culture, in vitro mutagenesis, molecular marker, and bioinformatics of this precious horticultural plant.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9017/96627
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biotechnology; horticulture; medicinal plant; plant tissue culture; phytochemical compounds; bioactivities
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Plant Science
Depositing User: Dr Muhamad Fahmi Yunus
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2022 11:16
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 11:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96627

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