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Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 69–70 | Cite as

In vivo growth of encapsulated axillary buds of mulberry (Morus indica L.)

  • V. A. Bapat
  • P. S. Rao
Short Communication

Abstract

Axillary buds excised from aseptic shoot cultures of mulberry were encapsulated in an alginate matrix under non-aseptic conditions. Addition of a fungicide to the alginate beads prevents contamination of the bud and increased survival of the buds when sown in soil.

Key words

axillary buds alginate fungicide encapsulation 

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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Bapat
    • 1
  • P. S. Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Biotechnology SectionBhabha Atomic Research CentreBombayIndia

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