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High-efficiency plant regeneration from leaf explants of male himalayan poplar (Populus ciliata wall.)


This study reports a protocol for high-efficiency plant regeneration from leaf explants of male Himalayan poplar (Populus ciliata Wall.). Shoots were regenerated at high frequencies from explants grown on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium supplemented with 0.5 mg l−1 kinetin and 0.2 mg l−1 indole-3-acetic acid (IAA). Regenerated shoots developed roots in MS medium supplemented with 0.1 mg l−1 IAA. Himalayan poplar plantlets could be produced within 2 mo. after acclimatization in a sterile mixture of sand and soil.

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Thakur, A.K., Srivastava, D.K. High-efficiency plant regeneration from leaf explants of male himalayan poplar (Populus ciliata wall.). In Vitro Cell.Dev.Biol.-Plant 42, 144–147 (2006).

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Key words

  • acclimatization
  • direct organogenesis
  • leaf explant
  • Populus ciliata
  • shoot regeneration