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

DOI: 10.1007/BF00272365

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


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.



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


indoleacetic acid


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


naphthaleneacetic acid, Z, zeatin

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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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