Somatic Embryogenesis of Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum Cav.)

  • S. CorreiaEmail author
  • J. M. Canhoto
Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 85)


Tamarillo (Solanum betaceum Cav.) is a solanaceous tree with an increasing economic interest in international markets. The somatic embryogenesis process in this species is well established and very important for both biotechnological applications and fundamental approaches. In the present work, a protocol for the propagation of and adult tamarillo tree through somatic embryogenesis induction on leaf explants of in vitro established axillary shoots is presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life SciencesUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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