Potato Research

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 73–75 | Cite as

A suggested method for investigating L1 constitution in periclinal potato chimeras

  • A. M. Van Harten
Short Communication

Summary

The most reliable way to study the nature of L1 in suspected periclinal chimeras is to investigate plants derived from L1 tissue only. Induction of adventitious buds and shoots from dedifferentiated epidermal tissue only, has proved to be easy in several ornamental plants such asSaintpaulia andStreptocarpus, but for potato until now only some incidental successes have been obtained using detached leaflets with different treatment. If this method could be developed to give adequate numbers of adventitious shoots, it is suggested that it could be used on a monochlamydeous (periclinal) chimera to prove the L1 origin of these shoots.

Keywords

Adventitious Shoot Adequate Number Ornamental Plant Suggested Method Epidermal Tissue 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Van Harten
    • 1
  1. 1.LandbouwhogeschoolInstituut voor PlantenveredelingWageningenthe Netherlands

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