Research on Adventitious Rooting: Where Do We Go from Here?
Agronomists, horticulturists and silviculturists have been eminently successful in manipulating rooting of cuttings of many species of plants using auxin treatments and various environmental variables in conjunction with a knowledge of the optimum stage of development of the mother plant for root initiation. Much of this success has come as a result of empirical research. However, even with this successful research effort, there are still many species, particularly in their mature phase of development, which cannot be successfully propagated from cuttings on a commercial scale. In these cases, a better understanding of the mechanisms that control the root initiation process might be useful in efforts to improve rooting.
KeywordsAdventitious Root Mother Plant Inductive Signal Shoot Tissue Adventitious Root Formation
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