Recovery of Virus Free Plantlets of Cultivated Jute Species
Meristem culture techniques have helped in the past to generate symptomless or virus free plants of species of over 35 genera (1). As there exists a difference between the rates of plant growth and virus multiplication, it has been possible to culture the young and fast growing tissue, i.e., the meristem of a plant under virus free conditions. Meristem culture techniques date back about three decades (2). These techniques were first used in the fifties in order to free plants of virus (3). Since then it has been used to produce virus-free plants of several crops, including cassava (4), potatoes (5), white clover (6), red clover (7, 8), and alfalfa (8). These techniques have also been adopted for rapid asexual propagation of orchids (9), pea (10) and other crops.
KeywordsNaphthalene Acetic Acid Meristem Culture Cassava Mosaic Disease Virus Free Plant Meristematic Dome
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