Micropropagation and acclimatization of Hedeoma multiflorum

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1997
Authors:A. R. Koroch, Juliani, H. R., Trippi, V. S.
Journal:Plant Cell Tiss Org
Date Published:Jan
Keywords:Aromatic Plant, Essential Oil, Multiple Shoots

A method for the micropropagation of Hedeoma multiflorum Benth from shoot tips or nodal segments was developed. Proliferating microshoot cultures were obtained by placing shoot tips or nodal segments on half-strength Murashige and Skoog (1962) medium supplemented with 22.2 mu M BA or 22.2 mu M BA plus 0.05 mu M NAA. Individual shoots were excised and transferred into rooting medium containing auxins (IBA, NAA or IAA). Rooting of shoots was better on half-strength MS medium containing 0.6 mu M IAA than on half-strength MS medium without growth regulators. Rooted plantlets were successfully acclimatized to soil. Preconditioning at different sucrose concentrations prior to acclimatization had no effect on plant establishment, but influenced plant quality.

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