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American Potato Journal

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 33–37 | Cite as

In vitro mass tuberization and virus-free seed-potato production in Taiwan

  • Po-jen Wang
  • Ching-yeh Hu
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Abstract

This is the first report ofin vitro tuberization becoming feasible for agriculture in seed-potato production. The optimum condition forin vitro mass tuberization of virus-free potatoes were: 10 mg/1 BA, 8% sucrose. 20°C incubating temperature, and eight hours of 100 lux incubation photoperiod. An estimated 36,000 dormant, miniature tubers were harvested from the aseptic containers incubated on a 10m2 bench area in a fourmonth period. After three successive plantings in soil, 1,800 kgs of virusfree seed-potatoes were obtained.

Key Words

in vitro culture potato tuberization virus-free 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Po-jen Wang
    • 1
  • Ching-yeh Hu
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of BotanyAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan, Republic of China
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentWm. Paterson College of New JerseyWayneUSA

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