Date Palm Somatic Embryogenesis from Inflorescence Explant

  • Adel A. Abul-SoadEmail author
  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 85)


Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.), is a dioecious tropical and subtropical monocot fruit species cultivated mainly in the Middle East. Nowadays, date palm, as a salt and drought tolerant plant, attracts the attention of growers in various countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas (Al-Khayri et al. 2015aa, b).



Some of the results presented in this chapter were obtained through a research project (Grant No. 5011) funded by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), Egypt.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agricultural Research CenterHorticulture Research Institute9 Cairo University Street, OrmanEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Food SciencesKing Faisal UniversityAl-HassaSaudi Arabia

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