The Effect of Chitosan on Regeneration and Secondary Metabolite Production of Two Species of Lily Flower

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Horticulture dep.

2 University of Mohaghegh ardebili

3 Agriculture Faculty

4 Horticultural Dep.


Lily flower with a high economical potential, is one of the most important flowers between horticultural and ornamental crops in worldwide and occupies the fourth place among flowers. In order to investigate the effects of different concentration of Chitosan (0 (control), 50, 100 and 150 and 200 mg/L) on regeneration and secondary metabolites production of two species of lily (L. ledebourii, L. dandie) in MS medium, an experiment was conducted based on a completely randomized design with 10 replications. The results of analysis of variance showed that chitosan significantly (P≤0.01) affected most of the morphological traits such as fresh weight, plant height, root numbers, bulblet numbers, percentage of regeneration, chlorophyll b, a and total and secondary phenol metabolites. The effects of chitosan on flavonoid was significant at 5% level. The mean comparison also revealed that the highest number and weight of bulblet in lilium ledebourii species was observed on MS medium containing 200 mg/l chitosan. However, the highest amount of plant height, root number, percentage of regeneration, chlorophyll a and b, total phenol and total flavonoid also was obtained in Lilium dandie species treated by 200 mg/l of chitosan. In conclusion, our findings highlight that the chitosan can positively affected regeneration of some lilium species.


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Volume 35, Issue 2
June 2022
Pages 374-388
  • Receive Date: 26 October 2019
  • Revise Date: 02 January 2021
  • Accept Date: 13 January 2021
  • First Publish Date: 07 March 2021