High-Tech and Micropropagation III by H. Leike, W. Bauch (auth.), Professor Dr. Y. P. S. Bajaj

By H. Leike, W. Bauch (auth.), Professor Dr. Y. P. S. Bajaj (eds.)

Proposing the cutting-edge of tissue tradition and in vitro propagation of vegetable and tuber plants, medicinal and fragrant crops, fibre and oilseed plants, and grasses, this ebook enhances the former volumes on High-Tech and Micropropagation, which focused on targeted strategies (Vol.17) and timber and trees of industrial price (Vol.18). the explicit vegetation coated right here comprise asparagus, lettuce, horse radish, cucumber, potato, cassava, candy potato, artichoke, yams, cardamom, fennel, celery, thyme, leek, mentha, turmeric, lavender, agave, yucca, cotton, jute, sunflower, ryegrass, zoysiagrass, and diverse species of Aconitum, Artemisia, Camelia, Centaurium, Digitalis, Dioscorea, Glehnia, Levisticum, Parthenium, and Pinella. The publication is of use to complicated scholars, lecturers and examine staff within the box of pharmacy, horticulture, plant breeding and plant biotechnology commonly, and likewise to members drawn to commercial micropropagation.

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5). In t :tis case, micropropagation can also be used very effectively (Fig. 6). The s tuation in the self-compatible lines is similar to that in the sister-line single crosst:s. In the course of inbreeding the self-compatible pollinators, micropropagation i; advantageous: through combination of vegetative and generative propagation a ~reat amount of selfing seeds can be produced, to widen the basis of selection work (Table 4). The selection of homogeneous self-compatible inbred lines is accelerated.

In F 1 seed production the following time schedule was tried and tested: a) White cabbage, red cabbage, late types. The flower shoots used as source for explants are grown in the greenhouse in March/ April, in the ose of storing the heads, in May. Until the end of the vegetation period in October, the micropropagated plantlets reach a stage with 12- 15 leaves and cmnot be planted outdoors. The clones winter in flowerpots in the greenhouse. Eecause the cloned plants are smaller in spring than the better-developed seed-propagated lines, seed production will need five times as long.

In fact, Dore (1988) mentions that the most important factor of the micropropagation system was precisely the induction of a crown in vitro, formed by the successive development of lateral buds at the base of the shoots. She observed that only plantlets which have initiated a crown have the capacity to withstand transfer to acclimatization and achieve proper survival to field conditions. Riviere and Muller (1974) have also shown that repeated transfer of nodal sections to fresh medium induced the formation of a functional crown.

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