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An in vitro method for the conservation and storage of garlic (Allium sativum) germplasm


Shoot cultures of three garlic (Allium sativum) cultivars were kept in various temperatures and media in order to maintain their viability without subculture. A high level of viability was recorded after 16 months of culture at 4°C with 100 gl-1 sucrose in B-5 medium.

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El-Gizawy, A.M., Ford-Lloyd, B.V. An in vitro method for the conservation and storage of garlic (Allium sativum) germplasm. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult 9, 147–150 (1987).

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Key words

  • Allium sativum
  • germplasm conservation
  • storage
  • shoot tips