Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 223–228

In vitro culture of two threatened South African medicinal trees – Ocotea bullata and Warburgia salutaris

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Abstract

The aim of the project was to develop micropropagation procedures for theheavily exploited and endangered South African trees black stinkwood (Ocotea bullata) and pepperbark (Warburgia salutaris) to facilitateconservation and reforestation. Both species are difficult to establish andgrow in tissue culture because of their high phenolic content. A protocol forthe establishment of explants in vitro was developed comprisingdecontamination, the application of antioxidants and cold treatment.

Canellaceae Lauraceae micropropagation phenolic compounds 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Botany and ZoologyUniversity of Natal PietermaritzburgScottsvilleSouth Africa
  2. 2.Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Botany and ZoologyUniversity of Natal PietermaritzburgScottsvilleSouth Africa

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