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Somatic embryos from cultured tissues of triploid plantains (Musa ‘ABB’)

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Somatic embryos of two triploid plantain clones ABB ‘Saba’ and ‘Pelipita’ were produced in liquid from cells derived from multiplying shoot cultures. The medium consisted of a modified Murashige and Skoog (1962) medium with the auxins 2,4-D (1 mg/l) and 2,4, 5-T (1 mg/l) and the cytokinin BAP (0.1, 1 mg/l). Whereas proembryonic masses formed in each instance, green somatic embryos formed only in those treatments containing 2,4,5-T.

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Cronauer, S., Krikorian, A.D. Somatic embryos from cultured tissues of triploid plantains (Musa ‘ABB’). Plant Cell Reports 2, 289–291 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00270183

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Keywords

  • Somatic Embryo
  • Shoot Culture
  • Proembryonic Masse
  • Green Somatic Embryo
  • Triploid Plantain