Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 101–104 | Cite as

Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis and Plant Regeneration of ‘Ataulfo’ Mango (Mangifera indica)

  • Marisela Rivera-Domínguez
  • Miguel Angel Manzanilla-Ramírez
  • Manuel Robles-González
  • Miguel Angel Gómez-Lim


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.

‘Ataulfo’ butter mango plant tissue culture polyembryonic somatic embryogenesis tropical fruit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marisela Rivera-Domínguez
    • 1
  • Miguel Angel Manzanilla-Ramírez
    • 2
  • Manuel Robles-González
    • 2
  • Miguel Angel Gómez-Lim
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y DesarrolloSonoraMéxico
  2. 2.Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales y AgropecuariasCampo Experimental Tecomán, ColimaColima-ManzanilloMexico
  3. 3.Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N. Unidad IrapuatoIrapuatoMéxico

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