Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 289–291

In vitro propagation of the leguminous tree Swartzia madagascariensis

  • Karin Berger
  • Willi Schaffner
Research Note

DOI: 10.1007/BF00048136

Cite this article as:
Berger, K. & Schaffner, W. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult (1995) 40: 289. doi:10.1007/BF00048136


Shoot induction frequency for the leguminous tree Swartzia madagascariensis Desv. was higher on MS and WP media than on B5. Explants incubated on media solidified with agar produced more shoots with a lower tendency to hyperhydricity than explants on agarose or Gelrite media. Maximum shoot induction was obtained with an agar-solidified MS medium containing 2.2 μM benzyladenine (37 shoots/explant). Shoots rooted after transfer to half-strength MS medium supplemented with 26.8 μM naphthaleneacetic acid.

Key words

micropropagationrootingshoot induction





indolebutyric acid


naphthaleneacetic acid


woody plant (medium)

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Berger
    • 1
  • Willi Schaffner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmacy, Division Pharmaceutical BiologyUniversity of BaselBaselSwitzerland