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Tissues Culture and Regeneration in Jojoba

  • Sylvain Unique
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 186)


Up to now very few studies were carried on tissue cultures of Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis Link). A few years ago, ROST and HINCHEE (1) proposed a technique for node propagation and a method in order to obtain undifferentiated callus tissue. WANG and JANICK (2) and LEE and THOMAS (3) reported successful somatic embryogenesis from very immature zygotic embryos. Never embryogenesis nor organogenesis were obtained from any vegetative part of the plant. The present report concerns these possibilities. The preliminary work consists to compare the embryogenic and organogenic capacities of different juvenile parts of the plant: immature and mature ovules and ovaries, immature embryos.


Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Zygotic Embryo Immature Embryo Immature Zygotic Embryo 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvain Unique
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Histophysiologie Vegetale - U.A. 1180 C.N.R.SUniversite Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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