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In Vitro Culture of Pistacia Vera L. Embryos and Aged Trees Explants

  • A. González
  • D. Frutos
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 186)


An increasing rate of pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) new orchards has been detected in the mediterranean areas of the Vorld, where the interest of growers for this nut crop is currently crescent (Monastra et al., 1988). Altough the seedling rootstock production doesn’t present any special problem (Ca-sini y Conticini, 1979; Frutos y Barone, 1988), the grafting or budding propagation doesn’t look so easy to do (Borisova-Velkova, 1984; Avanzato et al., 1988; Romero et al., 1988); in spite of it, topworking of P. vera cultivars on P. terebintus and P. kinjuk adult trees (Kaska and Bilgen, 1988), and graft nursery production on P. atlantica (Needs and Alexander, 1982) have been noticed. Rooting P. vera softwood cuttings under mist treated with very high auxins concentration during some few seconds (Al Barazi and Schwabe, 1982), and P. chinensis hardwood cuttings (Morgan and Maika, 1984) look possible, but in both cases poor results were yielded.


Woody Plant Medium Tree EXPLANTS Shoot Segment Shoot Cutting Pistachio Tree 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. González
    • 1
  • D. Frutos
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FruticulturaCentro Regional de Investigaciones AgrariasLa Alberca (Murcia)Spain

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