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Clonal Propagation of Wheat

  • O. A. Tanzarella
  • B. Greco
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 13)


In spite of the many expectations on the application of tissue culture to plant improvement, clonal propagation is so far the only in vitro tissue culture technique widely used outside the research laboratories. Although most tissue culture techniques allowing plant regeneration have been proposed as suitable for clonal propagation, only axillary shoot proliferation has been shown to be a reliable and quick method for vegetative propagation of most plant species (Murashige 1978; Bajaj 1986a).


Somatic Embryogenesis Plant Regeneration Clonal Propagation Durum Wheat Callus Induction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. A. Tanzarella
    • 1
  • B. Greco
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Agricultural BiologyUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly
  2. 2.Institute of AgroforestryCNRPoranoItaly

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