, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 1–8 | Cite as

In vitro adventitious bud techniques for vegetative propagation and mutation breeding of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). II. Significance for mutation breeding

  • A. M. van Harten
  • H. Bouter
  • C. Broertjes


It was investigated what potentialities for mutation breeding of potato are offered by using adventitious sprouts that arise in vitro from leaf explants (rachis, petiole, leaflet-disc) after X-irradiation. Mutation frequency and chimerism were studied in subterranean and aerial parts in three vegetative generations (vM1, vM2, vM3). Plants obtained from irradiated series produced a very high mutation frequency, a wide mutation spectrum and a very low rate of chimerism. Mutations were observed also in control series, especially in plants derived from the rachis and petiole explant group.

Index words

Solanum tuberosum potato mutation breeding in vitro propagation adventitious bud technique chimerism 


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© Veeman B.V., Wageningen 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. van Harten
    • 1
  • H. Bouter
    • 1
  • C. Broertjes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Breeding (IvP)Agricultural UniversityWageningenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Foundation ITALWageningenthe Netherlands

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