Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 265–267 | Cite as

Micropropagation ofPrunus mume

  • Hisashi Harada
  • Yasuhiro Murai
Research Note


Shoot proliferation from axillary buds ofPrunus mume Sieb. et Zucc. was obtained on Woody Plant Medium (WPM) supplemented with 1 to 5 μM benzyladenine, 3% sorbitol and solidified with 0.5 to 0.7% agar. Effects of different carbon sources on shoot proliferation were examined. Glucose provided better shoot proliferation than sucrose, sorbitol and fructose. In the presence of sucrose, leaf chlorosis occurred and shoots gradually declined. Best rooting percentage was obtained on WPM supplemented with 1 μM naphthaleneacetic acid. Rooted plantlets were acclimatized under intermittent mist. However, survival rate was relatively low (20 to 30%).

Key words

fructose in vitro rooting shoot proliferation sorbitol 





indolebutyric acid


Murashige and Skoog (1962)


naphthaleneacetic acid


Woody Plant Medium [Lloyd and McCown (1981)]


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hisashi Harada
    • 1
  • Yasuhiro Murai
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureShizuoka UniversityShizuokaJapan

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