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Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 91–93 | Cite as

Micropropagation of Achillea filipendulina cv. ‘Parker’

  • Dalia Evenor
  • Moshe Reuveni
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Abstract

Achillea filipendulina (family Asteraceae) is widespread throughout temperate North America. In order to clean stock plants from endemic fungal and bacterial contaminations a method for large-scale propagation of A. filipendulina through meristem culture was sought and found and is described in this paper. The best conditions for propagating A. filipendulina was found to be MS (Murashige and Skoog) salt medium supplemented with 3% sucrose and 1 mg l−1 IAA (indole-3-acetic acid) plus 2 mg l−1 BA (6-benzyladenine) under 16 h of cool fluorescent light. Rooted plants were successfully acclimatized within a short time after propagating on this medium. The propagation via tissue culture did not affect plant's presentation. The use of clean stock plants made it possible to increased Israeli production of Achillea from about 150,000 stems a year to about 1,300,000 stems a year.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dalia Evenor
    • 1
  • Moshe Reuveni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Ornamental HorticultureARO Volcani Center, P.O. BoxBet-DaganIsrael

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