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Rapid micropropagation of mature wild cherry

Biologia Plantarum

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Explants taken from the mature vigorous tree of wild cherry (Prunus avium L.) were assayed for their organogenic capacity under various phytohormonal treatments. The highest rate of adventitious shoot multiplication was recorded at a combination of 0.5 mg dm−3 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) and 0.05 mg dm−3 thidiazuron (6.83 shoots per explant). No differences in multiplication rates were found among media supplemented with BAP, BAP + α-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) or BAP + indole-3-butyric acid (IBA). Shoot elongation was significantly affected by the concentration of BAP, regardless of auxin addition to medium. Up to 73 % of microshoots rooted after using 0.3 mg dm−3 IBA, otherwise the adventitious rooting occurred at reasonable frequencies in all auxin treatments. Regenerated plantlets were successfully hardened ex vitro and continued to grow after the transfer to soil. No morphological aberrations were observed in the regenerates.

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2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid


indole-3-butyric acid


α-naphthaleneacetic acid




woody plant medium


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Ďurkovič, J. Rapid micropropagation of mature wild cherry. Biol Plant 50, 733–736 (2006).

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