, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 273–277 | Cite as

Clonal propagation of Triticum durumDesf. from immature embryos and shoot base explants

  • O. A. Tanzarella
  • B. Greco


Immature embryos from five durum wheat cultivars were grown on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with two concentrations of kinetin or 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP). The embryos cultured on the medium containing 5 mg/l of BAP proliferated several axillary shoots. Shoot base segments subcultured on the same medium gave more shoot proliferation. The shoots developed into ear-bearing plants. This technique could be used for clonal propagation of wheat.

Index words

Triticum durum wheat clonal propagation cytokinins shoot proliferation 


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© Veenman B.V., Wageningen 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Tanzarella
    • 1
  • B. Greco
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Breeding InstituteUniversity of BariItaly
  2. 2.Germplasm InstituteCNRBariItaly

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