Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis and Plant Regeneration of ‘Ataulfo’ Mango (Mangifera indica)
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Nucellar explants from the immature fruit of ‘Ataulfo’ mango, 3–4 cm long, were used. The process had a very low efficiency (<10%); however, ‘Ataulfo’ was more embryogenic than other cultivars such as ‘Tommy Atkins’ or ‘Haden’ in our hands. Overall, the process from nucellus to plantlet stage took 5 months. Twelve regenerated plants were obtained and are currently growing in the greenhouse. They appear to be normal and free of abnormalities. Some biochemical and molecular tests are currently being carried out.
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