Regeneration of Plants from Protoplasts of Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa)
China has the most abundant and diverse Actinidia resources and wild germplasm in the world. It was the first country to recognize and describe Actinidia. The biological characteristics, growing environment, and uses of Actinidia have been recorded in many ancient Chinese books such as Er Ya and Compendium of Material Medicine. Actinidia was introduced into New Zealand, Europe, and other countries at the beginning of this century. The famous cultivar Hayward was selected in New Zealand and kiwifruit industries are now being rapidly developed all over the world. It is a newly developed fruit which has high content of vitamin C and active substances for use in cancer prevention (Song and Xu 1988) and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
KeywordsDifferentiation Medium Stem Segment Staminate Flower Protoplast Culture Pistillate Flower
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