Identification of a new chemical as a substitute of the explosive chemical-ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) in the composition of tissue culture media

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Dr. M.E. Hoque


In vitro propagation and large scale cultivation of economically important crops like-potato, banana, gerbera, orchid etc. has been commercially practiced in all over the world. Ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) is an important ingredient of tissue culture medium which is used as a major salt. Demerits of NH4NO3 has restricted its use in tissue culture. It is an explosive chemical and use for making bombs and many other destructive activities. Hence, it is totally band in many countries like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan etc,. We are able to identify a alternate chemical of NH4NO3 which is comparatively cheap, non destructive, environment friendly and available everywhere in the world. We are symbolized, it as a ”β-chemical” for patent document and other privacy.

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