Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 251–256 | Cite as

The inheritance of organogenic response in melon

  • R. V. Molina
  • F. Nuez
Original Research Paper


Previous studies have demonstrated variation in organogenic competence among plants within a population ofCucumis melo. In order to determine if leaf explant response is under genetic control, we investigated the distribution of the shoot regeneration frequency in F1 and F2 generations from parents representing extreme values forin vitro organogenic response. Results suggest a genetic model with two genes, partial dominance, independent segregation and similar effects for both genes.

Key words

Cucumis melo Cucurbitaceae genetic competence genetic model organogenesis 



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high regeneration frequency


low regeneration frequency


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. V. Molina
    • 1
  • F. Nuez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant BiologyPolytechnical University of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyPolytechnical University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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