Plant Cell Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 108–110

In vitro plant regeneration in lateral bud explants of Cryptanthus bromelioides Var. Tricolor M. B. Foster

  • V. Helena Mathews
  • P. S. Rao
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00272365

Cite this article as:
Mathews, V.H. & Rao, P.S. Plant Cell Reports (1982) 1: 108. doi:10.1007/BF00272365

Abstract

Lateral buds of Cryptanthus bromelioides var. tricolor variegated ornamental bromeliad, were cultured on Murashige and Skoog's basal medium (MS) supplemented with napthaleneacetic acid, indolebutyric acid, and kinetin, each at 2 mg/l. The basal part of the cultured buds proliferated and produced adventitious shoots. The shoots developed into plants of three different phenotypes: (a) entirely green, (b) striated (green and yellowish-white) and (c) yellowish-white. Rooting could be induced in (a) and (b) types but successful transplantation was possible only with green plants some of which underwent color changes after establishment in soil.

Abbreviations

BA

benzyladenine; 2,4-D, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

IAA

indoleacetic acid

IBA

indolebutyric acid; 2,i-P, 6 γγ-dimethylallylaminopurine; Kn, kinetin

NAA

naphthaleneacetic acid, Z, zeatin

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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Helena Mathews
    • 1
  • P. S. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Morphogenesis and Tissue Culture Section, Bio-Organic DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia

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