INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY <ul> <li class="show"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>ISSN 2321-2845 (Online) ISSN 2321-3299 (Print)</strong></span></li> <li class="show">INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY is an international open access online &amp; print&nbsp; journal, world wide abstract listed, published quarterly&nbsp; with ISSN, Free- membership, download and access. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.</li> </ul> <p><!-- Google Tag Manager --></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US (DR N K PATEL) Mon, 01 Apr 2019 06:26:55 +0000 OJS 60 1. BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PERTINENCE IN PRODUCTION OF MEDICINAL PLANTS by SEWETA SRIVASTAVA AND SUMANT BINDAL <p>Medicinal plants are the most important source of life saving drugs for the majority of the world's population. <em>In-vitro</em> regeneration holds tremendous potential for the production of high-quality plant-based medicine. The biotechnological tools are important to select, multiply, improve, analyze and conserve the critical genotypes of medicinal plants. Plant cell culture systems represent a potential renewable source of valuable medicinal compounds, flavours, fragrances and colorants, which cannot be produced by microbial cells or chemical synthesis. This review article discusses the role of biotechnology in production of medicinal plants because <em>in vitro </em>propagation of medicinal plants with enriched bioactive principles and cell culture methodologies for selective metabolite production is found to be highly useful for commercial production of medicinally important compounds.</p> <p><strong><em>KEYWORDS:</em></strong> <em>Biotechnology, Medicinal Plants, Tissue culture, Secondary metabolites</em>.</p> SEWETA SRIVASTAVA AND SUMANT BINDAL* ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000 2. EDIBLE PACKAGING- AN ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC PACKAGING OF MUSCLE FOOD by SARITA KUMARI1 AND ANURAG2 <p>Packaging defined as a socio-scientific discipline which operates in society to ensure delivery of goods to the ultimate consumer of those goods in the best condition intended for their use (Lockhart, 1997). Approximately 30% of the plastics is used for packaging applications in worldwide and this utilization is still expanding at a high rate of 12% per annum (Sabir, 2004). Mulder, 1998 reported European countries usage averages100 kg of plastic per person each year. Plastic is a non-biodegradable organic and inorganic compounds generally derivative of petrochemicals like olefins,&nbsp; and absence of degradation of plastic, their accumulation posing an ever-increasing ecological threat to flora and fauna (Bhardwaj <em>et al,</em> 2012).</p> SARITA KUMARI1* AND ANURAG2 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000