Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 105–112 | Cite as

Shoot regeneration in response to carbon source on internodal explants of Annona muricata L.

  • E.E.P. Lemos
  • D.A. Baker


Adventitious shoot regeneration from internodal explants of mature plants of Annona muricata L. was obtained on Nitsch media. Meristems were induced with sorbitol as the sole carbon source supplemented with 2 mg l−1 of benzylaminopurine and 0.5 mg l−1 naphthaleneacetic acid. Adventitious shoots were developed only when the explants were transferred onto growth regulator-free media containing sucrose, galactose, or glucose. A hypothesis is proposed for the involvement of sorbitol in the induction and development of de novo shoots from internodal explants of mature trees of A. muricata.

Annona muricata organogenesis regeneration sorbitol soursop sugars 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E.E.P. Lemos
    • 1
  • D.A. Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Dep.ALBrazil CEP
  2. 2.Department of Biological Sciences, Wye CollegeUniversity of London, Wye, AshfordKentU.

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